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Avulsed Tooth Overview

Another name for Avulsed Tooth is Dental Injury.

What is a dental injury?
A person with a dental injury has damage to a tooth or the structures that hold the tooth in place. The injury may include a fractured tooth, loss of a tooth, or a fracture to the bone that holds the tooth. Sports accidents are a common cause of dental injuries.

What are the symptoms of a dental injury?
Symptoms of a dental injury include a chipped tooth, bleeding or broken tooth, and dental pain.

How does the doctor treat a dental injury?
Treatment of a dental injury may include tooth repair or dental extraction and antibiotics.

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Last Updated: Aug 18, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Avulsed Tooth References
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