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Dr. Caeser R. Hearne

Dentist

Dr. Caeser R. Hearne is a top Dentist in Layton, . With a passion for the field and an unwavering commitment to their specialty, Dr. Caeser R. Hearne is an expert in changing the lives of their patients for the better. Through their designated cause and expertise in the field, Dr. Caeser R. Hearne is a prime example of a true leader in healthcare. As a leader and expert in their field, Dr. Caeser R. Hearne is passionate about enhancing patient quality of life. They embody the values of communication, safety, and trust when dealing directly with patients. In Layton, Utah, Dr. Caeser R. Hearne is a true asset to their field and dedicated to the profession of medicine.
Dr. Caeser R. Hearne
  • Layton, UT
  • Creighton University
  • Accepting new patients

What should be done for a chipped "baby tooth"?

First, sorry to hear of your child's unfortunate accident. The good news is "chipping" primary teeth on a 6-year-old is rarely a cause for concern. Especially when the teeth are READ MORE
First, sorry to hear of your child's unfortunate accident. The good news is "chipping" primary teeth on a 6-year-old is rarely a cause for concern. Especially when the teeth are not loose or even if the accident resulted in them becoming loose. The underlying permanent teeth in most children at age 6 are very close to erupting anyway. Although damage to the permanent teeth at this age is a possibility, again, very unlikely.

What to watch for: Most children are very resilient and bounce back fairly quickly after traumatic events like this, but watch for signs of infection like swollen gums around these teeth, etc. If, after a few days, your child starts to develop a fever, loss of appetite (even with soft foods), or just doesn't seem "well" get them checked out by a general or pediatric dentist asap. Keep in mind, it's always best to be seen by a professional just to be sure. They are trained to look for these, as well as less obvious, but potentially problematic conditions. The small inconvenience is worth your peace of mind!

Caesar R. Hearne, DDS, FAGD