Children Aged 20 Months Broken Teeth
hello dok, my child when he was playing he fell so that his upper teeth broke one to the bottom, but the root of his teeth were not broken, this caused my son to not eat and drink milk, so he had to make porridge to eat it, and give milk with a spoon Is it because the gums are swollen or how y?
Thank you for the question.
Broken teeth that make the roots of the teeth open will certainly cause very annoying pain. This condition if not handled properly, can make children become lazy eating and drinking, then the impact, their growth can also interfere. Swelling in your child's gums may also be caused by inflammation in the gums due to the effects of this broken tooth.
To improve, we recommend that you consult your child directly to the dentist. In the current conditions, where the COVID-19 outbreak is rampant, include your child with good protection, including when checking with a dentist, such as by giving him a mask, do not use or hold public facilities, and keep a distance from people around. Not only that, even at home, you need to do the following suggestions:
Give the child food that is easy to swallow and digest until his condition improves
Brush your child's teeth cleanly, use a soft bristled toothbrush, then rinse with warm salt water
Get used to not feeding children food that is too cold, too hot, too hard, too sticky
Limit giving children sweet foods before bed
If the child complains of pain around his teeth, you can first give him paracetamol while he warmly compresses the outside side of his painful tooth
Hope this helps ...