Understanding Bumped Adult Teeth with Montshire Pediatric Dentistry

Bumped Adult Tooth

A bumped permanent tooth can be a serious concern and often requires prompt attention. Here's what you need to know to ensure your child's dental health.

What to Do:

  • Check for Tooth Displacement: A chip that affects only the outer enamel or the underlying dentin is common and usually not serious.
  • Avoid Further Trauma: Encourage your child to avoid biting down hard or eating tough foods that could further displace or damage the tooth. ​
  • Keep the Area Clean: Rinse the mouth with warm salt water to keep the area clean and reduce the risk of infection.​
  • Pain Management: Use over-the-counter pain relief suitable for children to manage discomfort, following dosage instructions carefully.

When to Seek Treatment:

  • Significant Tooth Movement: If the tooth has moved significantly from its original position, professional intervention is needed.
  • Persistent Pain and Sensitivity: Ongoing pain and sensitivity should be evaluated by a dentist to determine the extent of the injury. ​
  • Increased Mobility: If the tooth is very loose, it may require stabilization to prevent further damage.​

What to Expect When Seeking Treatment:

If you seek treatment for a bumped permanent tooth, our team will conduct a thorough evaluation to assess the extent of the injury. In cases of significant tooth movement, we will reposition the tooth to its original location and stabilize it using a splint, helping the tooth to heal and reattach securely. We also provide comprehensive follow-up care to monitor the healing process and ensure the best outcomes for your child's dental health.