Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Dental Pain after Injury 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.

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Last Updated: Dec 9, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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