Injured Teeth Overview
Another name for Injured Teeth 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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