What to do for a broken baby tooth

Pediatric Dentist Michelle Kelman, DDS, shares advice for parents on what to do if your child chips or knocks out one of his or her baby teeth
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What to do for a broken baby tooth

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One of the top concerns I have in my office whether it's a new patient or a patient I've seen before is a chip in the tooth. All children get chips in the teeth whether they fall off the pool or fall off the scooter. The concern is what type of chip is it? If it's a minor chip and your child is not complaining of any pain or sensitivity and it's really only visible to the parents eye, then you can let it go or maybe send a picture to your pediatric dentist and have them take a look. If it's a larger chip, which is on a tooth that is mobile or sensitive or if there is any type of pain or discomfort when eating, then you should come in and see your pediatric dentist so we can take a look at it. If the tooth has fallen out completely, and it's a baby tooth, please come into the office so that can be evaluated as well.

Pediatric Dentist Michelle Kelman, DDS, shares advice for parents on what to do if your child chips or knocks out one of his or her baby teeth

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Michelle Kelman, DDS

Pediatric Dentist

Dr. Michelle M. Kelman is a specialist in pediatric and adolescent dentistry for healthy children and children with complex medical history. Dr. Michelle is on the Pediatric Surgical Team and Craniofacial Team at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and on faculty at the UCLA School of Dentistry, Pediatrics. Dr. Michelle has lectured internationally and taught continuing education courses on topics including pediatric patient behavior management and advancements in pediatric dentistry. These advancements include everything from equipment technology to introducing complementary and alternative therapies for your child's health needs. Active in the community, Dr. Michelle has offered numerous pediatric oral healthcare presentations to community groups, professional organizations and various healthcare professionals around the country with a special emphasis on pediatric behavior management and dental treatment using both traditional and natural methods for children with various medical conditions.

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