Removal of milk teeth in children is often done at home. Most parents do not consider this a reason to visit the dentist. And not all children are ready to go to the doctor so often. If you decide to remove a baby tooth at home, you should follow a number of rules.
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Thread, antiseptic liquid (chlorhexidine), apple or carrot
Feed your baby before removal. After all, after tooth extraction, you will need to refrain from food for some time. After eating, the child should brush his teeth thoroughly. This will reduce the number of bacteria in the mouth.
One of the most common ways to remove a baby tooth is with a floss. It should be used when the tooth is already loosened quite well. If the tooth sits tightly in the gum, this method will not work! The tooth is tied with a strong thread and pulled sharply in the direction opposite to the jaw. It is not recommended to pull to the side. This increases the risk of gum damage. You need to pull confidently and sharply. More prolonged, but less traumatic, is the method when the tooth is gradually loosened by the tongue or fingers. It takes the child.
After the tooth is removed, the mouth should be rinsed with an antiseptic liquid. For example, chlorhexidine. It will not be superfluous, put a cotton swab dipped in it for 5 minutes. After that, it is worth eating no earlier than 2-2, 5 hours. It is necessary to allow the wound at the site of the extracted tooth to tighten.