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Oral Health Education Unit - FAQ - Teeth and Periodontal Tissue Problem

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Teeth Trauma

My young child's front tooth has been fractured. What should I do?

Will my child's fractured front tooth affect his speech? Is there any way to correct this before his permanent teeth erupt?

Tooth Sensitivity

Why is my tooth painful whenever I drink cold, hot, sour or sweet beverages?

Tooth Discolouration

What are the causes for tooth discolouration?



1. My young child's front tooth has been fractured. What should I do?
The injured toddler should go to see a dentist immediately so that the dentist could conduct a thorough examination and follow up for the tooth subsequent.

For more information, please refer to "Traumatic Injury to Oral Structure and Teeth" of "Oral Problems".
 
 



2. Will my child's fractured front tooth affect his speech? Is there any way to correct this before his permanent teeth erupt?
It depends on the severity of the fracture to determine whether it is going to affect your child's speech. It will not affect his development of speech if the fracture is minor. If the fracture is rather large then it might affect his articulation. You need to bring your child to the dentist to have the situation evaluated.
 
 



3. Why is my tooth painful whenever I drink cold, hot, sour or sweet beverages?
There are many reasons for tooth sensitivity when drinking cold beverages, such as dental caries, periodontal disease, sensitivity because of exposed root, tooth fracture, and so on. To understand your current situation, you should go to a dentist for a dental check-up. For more information, please refer to "Sensitive teeth" and "Toothache and painful gingivae (gums)" of "Oral Problem".
 
 



4. What are the causes for tooth discolouration?
For information about tooth discolouration , please refer to "Discoloration of teeth" of "Oral Problems".
 
 


 
 
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