TRAUMA TO FRONT TEETH INFORMATION AND CARE
• Avoiding biting into food with these teeth for 2 weeks. Instead cut up these foods before eating them.
• If possible, avoid thumb-sucking, pacifier and sippy-cup use for 2 weeks.
• Lift up the lip and look for a raised bubble or a "pimple" occasionally. If you see this, please call the
office immediately. This is a sign of an infection and if not treated can cause pain and damage to the
permanent tooth that may be developing beneath this tooth (if it is a primary tooth).
• The tooth may become discolored. It may turn grey, pink or yellow. This is because the nerve tissue
of the tooth has been injured. The color may fade overtime or remain unchanged. There is no
treatment needed for this.
• Sometimes when this occurs to primary (baby) teeth it causes the tooth come out earlier than if no
trauma had occurred.