Saturday, 21 November 2015

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Wednesday, 4 November 2015

Hoo Swee Tiang: Tooth Gum Injuries

Dental injuries are common in children during their growing up years. Studies have shown that approximately 35% of children would have suffered some form of dental injury by the time they are 5 years of age. In younger children, their coordination and judgement are incompletely developed and majority of falls happen in and around the house as they become more inquisitive and start to explore their surroundings. In older children, most injuries are a result of falls or collisions while playing and running.

Dental injuries may result in small chips of the tooth to completely avulsed (knocked out) teeth. It is important to note that if the child is experiencing any of the following symptoms due to the accident (loss of consciousness, dizziness, disorientation, unable to open the mouth, teeth do not fit together properly or bleeding from the noes or ears), he/she should be sent to the hospital immediately for management.

Chipped/ Broken Tooth- Hoo Swee Tiang
There are different levels of severity for chipped teeth, ranging from a small enamel chip to a fracture involving the nerves of the teeth. Oftentimes, the chipped tooth will have sharp edges that may cut the lips or tongue, and cause the situation to seem much worse than it really is. In such situations, apply gentle pressure to the bleeding areas with a clean gauze or cloth and try to locate any broken fragments of the tooth. Do visit your dentist at the earliest time possible.
Generally, small chips can be repaired, smoothened down or left alone. In cases where the fractured portion involves the nerve of the tooth, nerve treatment may be required. Dental x-rays are recommended to check for other possible injuries and to ensure that no broken tooth fragments are lodged in the oral soft tissues, eg lips, cheeks and tongue.

Bleeding Gums- Hoo Swee Tiang
Bleeding gums due to dental injury is not uncommon and can have a wide range of causes.
In many cases, the gum bleeding is due to superficial cuts on the gums or impact trauma to the supporting tooth ligaments. These can bleed readily but usually pose no danger to your child. It is important not to panic in these circumstances and try to render the best possible first aid.
Other causes of gum bleeding can be from deeper lacerations of the gums or injury / fracture of the tooth and surrounding bone.
In most of the above cases, the immediate concern will be to manage the bleeding situation. Application of a gentle pressure with clean gauze / cloth for a few minutes will often significantly reduce or stop the bleeding. This not only calms the child but also allows a better assessment of the extent of injury. When the bleeding has stopped, it is often found that the actual injury is not as bad as initially imagined. Do consult your dentist as soon as possible for the appropriate follow up management.

Knocked out permanent teeth- Hoo Swee Tiang

In the event of accidental trauma, avulsion (knocking out) of the adult tooth usually causes the most alarm to the child and their loved ones. While it is understandably disturbing, it is important to remain as calm as possible and take the following steps to increase the chances of a successful replantation by your dentist.

1)     Hold the tooth by the crown and do not touch the root.

2)     If the tooth is dirty, wash the tooth briefly (approximately 10 seconds) under cold running water. Do not scrub the root.

3)     Replace the tooth into the socket, or place it in milk. If replaced in the socket, bite gently on a handkerchief or cloth to retain it in place.

4)     Attend a dental clinic as quickly as possible.

The critical factors for a successful replantation are:

1)     The time interval between the accident and when the tooth is replaced in the socket / placed in milk to protect it.

2)     The transport medium the tooth is placed in. The best medium is the tooth's own socket.
However, other mediums of similar osmolarity as our body cells, such as milk and normal saline, are acceptable alternatives. In the same vein, wrapping the tooth in tissue dries up the cells and should not be done.

3)     The amount of time lapsed between the accident and when the avulsed tooth is replanted by a dentist. The sooner a dentist gets to manage the tooth, the better the chances for a successful long term outcome. visit Hoo Swee Tiang social profile:-
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Tuesday, 3 November 2015

Hoo Swee Tiang: Mouth Wash for Children

The American Academy of Paediatric Dentistry has published an article concluding that tooth decay is by far the single most common chronic childhood disease – 5 times more common than asthma, 4 times more common than early-childhood obesity and 20 times more common than diabetes.

As the parents of children who are affected by tooth decay can testify, the consequences of late stage tooth decay are toothaches, and it is a difficult and stressful time for both child and parents. Toothaches are often described as one of the worst ‘pains’ possible, and should any teeth be lost due to decay, the child’s chewing ability and nutrition would be affected until the adult teeth fully erupt.

The good news is that tooth decay is largely preventable!

Through a combination of good oral hygiene habits and a reduction in the frequency of sweets during childhood, Hoo Swee Tiang can potentially eliminate tooth decay in your child or at least limit the number of cavities and their severity.

Many parents already know of the importance of good brushing and flossing habits. But how about mouth washes? Are they of any benefit to children?

The active ingredient of anti-decay mouth washes is fluoride, which protects the teeth through various mechanisms. Fluoride aids in the remineralisation of teeth, makes teeth more resistant to acid attack and also inhibits the rate at which decay causing bacteria in the mouth are able to produce acids.

However, if fluoride is ingested by the child during the teeth enamel developmental years (up to 6 years old), it has the side effect of causing teeth fluoridise, which are un-aesthetic white/brown spots and streaks in the teeth enamel.

Therefore, fluoride mouth washes are generally recommended for children age 7 and older who can rinse well. One way to test if your child is ready is to fill a cup with a small amount of water, ask him to rinse and spit the water back into the cup. If he is able to spit all the water back into the cup, he is ready to use mouth wash. For children younger than seven, healthy diets, good brushing and flossing habits, coupled with regular hygiene visits to your dentist should minimise the chance of teeth decay happening. visit:-