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