Falls at home or on the playground and athletic injuries often cause damage to the teeth and gums. Many injuries are obvious but some can be hidden. It is important to have your pediatric dentist examine the child as soon as possible after the incident even if the wounds don’t look too bad, you should go to the dentist as soon as possible after the injury so that no teeth are lost from hidden injuries beneath the gums. Prompt treatment often can help stop later bite problems. Quick action often can save a tooth that has been knocked completely out of the socket!