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Dental and Oral Health (Children)

10-month-old lacerated gum

09/19/2006

Question:

My 10 month old fell and lacerated his upper gum. I stopped the bleeding but I am now concerned about any damages to his upper teeth that have not come out yet or to any nerves.

Should I call his pediatrician or consult a dentist?

Answer:

It is a good idea to consult a pediatric dentist to examine your child. Pediatric dentists have advanced training in the care of infants, children and adolescents and will be able to diagnose any problems associated with your baby's fall.

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Response by:

Dennis J McTigue, DDS Dennis J McTigue, DDS
Professor of Pediatric Dentistry
College of Dentistry
The Ohio State University