One of the worst experiences that you can have with a young child is when they take a tumble and a tooth is chipped or lost altogether. Not only is the child likely in pain that is hard to watch as a parent, but if the child is in the process of losing their baby teeth it can be hard to narrow down which tooth exactly was damaged. This is why in such a situation you should always head to a dentist, because if a permanent tooth is damaged the child may be in need of dental restorations.
While the term may sound threatening and ominous, restorations are fairly common for a dentist and usually quick procedures. However, there is usually a limited amount of time to check if the tooth is permanent or not if it is lost or chipped, so it is best to rush your child into the dentist right away after an accident if you are unsure yourself.
The dentist can best assess the situation and tell you how to precede if you have saved the tooth or the tooth is freshly chipped. At this point the dentist can decide if dental restorations are an appropriate choice. If you are away from home and from your family dentist, you may need to find an emergency dentist to consult with. Before choosing to have the process completed, you should check the dentist’s credentials and make sure that you are comfortable with their work. Restorations can be tricky and every dentist has a different approach.
Given the fact that your child will wear the smile you have corrected with the dental restorations for the rest of their life it is worth the time to make sure you choose an excellent dentist with plenty of experience within their field. For this reason, it is usually better to look into a family dentistry practice given your child is at stake versus any other type.