Dental Trauma in Children
Dental emergencies and injuries in children can occur anytime, although studies show that such injuries occur most frequently between ages 1 to 3 when toddlers learn to walk, and ages 8 to 11 when children participate actively in contact sports.
Approximately 30% of children experience dental injuries. Parents, caregivers and teachers have a big role to play when the children under their charge encounter a dental emergency.
Prompt treatment is essential for the long-term health of an injured tooth. Obtaining dental care within 30 minutes can sometimes make the difference between saving or losing a tooth.