What are some examples of traumatic dental injuries?
Traumatic Dental Injuries. Traumatic dental injuries often occur as a result of an accident or sports injury. The majority of these injuries are minor – chipped teeth. It’s less common to dislodge your tooth or have it knocked completely out but these injuries are more severe.
How to get a tooth back in place after acute dental trauma?
Find as much of the tooth as possible. Hold the tooth by the crown (top). Rinse the tooth in cold water. You can place a whole tooth back into the socket. Push firmly, but do not force the tooth in place. Bite carefully a couple of times to make sure the tooth is in place.
What happens when you have a tooth injury?
Your injury may include damage to any of your teeth, the tooth socket, the tooth root, or your jaw. You can also have an injury to soft tissues, such as your tongue, cheeks, gums, or lips. Severe injuries can expose the soft pulp inside the tooth.
What happens if you fall and lose a tooth?
Injuries to the mouth and/or teeth can result from a fall on the face or a direct blow, such as a punch. A blow under the jaw can result in bitten lips or tongue. Such injuries can be associated with severe bleeding, which can be a risk to the patient’s airway. If a tooth is knocked out in a collision or fall,…
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What does it mean when your tooth is bumped?
A tooth that is bumped and appears to be in a different position is called a luxation injury. The tooth can be partially displaced from the dental socket, appear longer than it was before and be excessively loose. The tooth can also be displaced in a forward or backward position (lateral luxation) without being loose.
How often do children have traumatic dental injuries?
Traumatic dental injuries are common amongst small and school-age children with 25% experiencing dental trauma. In the preschool age data shows one-third of children suffer trauma to the deciduous dentition, and one-quarter of children and a third of adults have suffered trauma to permanent teeth.
How does dental trauma affect a baby tooth?
Dental trauma can cause complications to the developing permanent tooth, such as discoloration to the permanent tooth, crown/root malformation or a disruption in the pattern or sequence of the tooth eruption. Treatment for a chipped baby tooth depends on the extent of damage.