Avulsed Tooth Types
Types of dental injuries include:
Avulsed Tooth Chipped Teeth
Chipped teeth are fractures to the enamel that do not involve the deeper, living portion of the tooth. Minor dental fractures may leave sharp edges that can puncture or cut the inner lining of the mouth.
Avulsed Tooth Dental Fractures
Dental fractures involve the deeper portion of the tooth, known as the dentin. Fractures into the dentin are at risk for infection.
Dental fractures that bleed disrupt the tooth pulp, which can reduce the blood supply to the tooth and results in loss of the tooth.
Avulsed Tooth Tooth Avulsion
Dental avulsion is the partial or complete loss of an adult tooth. This usually involves a fracture of the bone surrounding the tooth root. Tooth avulsions also damage the ligaments and nerves to the teeth. This often results in damage to the nerve of a tooth. Tooth avulsions require re-alignment or replacement of the tooth to its normal position as soon as possible.
Primary teeth do not require replacement.
For more information:
Continue to Avulsed Tooth Anatomy
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