Available for you when you need it the most
Pediatric dentists are usually first responders when a child suffers a dental trauma because they are trained to deal with these types of injuries. Establishing a dental home at an early age will allow you to secure a resource for when these emergencies occur. As a patient of our practice, you will learn about how to respond appropriately to dental emergencies that occur at home or school. Dr. Santos-Cordero has been highly trained to assess, treat and follow up on traumatic dental injuries and will be available for you when you need it the most.
Traumatic Dental Injuries
Oral injuries are ranked as the second most common injuries in toddler age children. Nearly 50% of all school age children experience some form of dental fracture between the ages of 6-18. About 30% of children suffer from trauma to their primary dentition and 22% suffer from trauma to their permanent dentition. Sports accidents account for 10-39% of all dental injuries in children. A properly fitted sports mouthguard can prevent serious damage to teeth and oral tissues.
Traumatic Dental Injuries require Prompt Qualified Care
When a child suffers orofacial trauma, the consequences may be substantial. Trauma could possibly affect the permanent developing dentition and cause other problems like infection and pain. Of important significance are the psychological effects of the injury and the financial implications of long term care to restore the dentition to its original state. An immediate assessment of the injury by a qualified pediatric dentist like Dr. Santos-Cordero is necessary to ensure proper diagnosis and a treatment that will result in the best long-term outcome.