I’m sharing shocking scans of my little girl’s face after horrific water slide accident | The Sun
A MUM has shared scans of her little girl’s face after she suffered a horrific water slide accident.
The anonymous mum, writing on social media, warned other parents to stop their children from climbing up water slides.
Her own daughter, who is 10 years old, was clambering up a water slide when she fell and smashed her face into the hard surface.
The youngster ended up with “the greatest dental trauma the emergency hospital had ever seen”.
The toe-curling story, and scans of the girl’s smashed up skull, were posted on Tiny Hearts Education Instagram.
The shaken mum said: “I am currently sitting in paediatrics after my 10 year old daughter had a horrible accident on a water slide in a caravan park on Saturday.
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“Never did I think our weekend away would end the way it did.
“She went down the slide with her brother having a blast. They then decided to walk back up the slide, the wrong way, when her brother lost his footing, taking her out.
“She fell face forward into the slide, knocking her two front teeth into her nasal region, losing a whole tooth which she spat into my hand and causing multiple fractures to her alveolar bone in her jaw [which holds the teeth].”
Doctors in mouth, jaw and face surgery operated on the girl, reattaching her lost tooth and implanting stints in to prevent loose teeth falling out.
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But even after surgeons “stitched her mouth back together”, her ordeal is far from over.
The mum wrote: “She was left with only 50 per cent and 70 per cent of the bone and will likely require a bone graft in the weeks/months to come.
“I for sure never thought such injuries could come from walking up a water slide, but the signs are there for a reason.
“This is the greatest dental trauma the emergency hospital we attended has ever seen."
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Tiny Hearts, which educates parents on how to do first aid and spot red health flags in children, advised what to do if your child’s teeth fall out.
- Handle tooth by the crown (smooth white part, not pointy part)
- If dirty, rinse with milk or saline for a few seconds (don't use water!)
- Don't let the tooth dry out keep the tooth in saliva, milk or saline
- If the tooth that has come out is a baby tooth do not attempt to put it back into the gum
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