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Lost a Tooth In an Injury? Quick! Follow These Steps

December 7, 2020

It is imperative to know what to do if you are in an unlikely situation where you lose a tooth from trauma. The term for a tooth that is lost due to an injury is an “avulsed tooth.” When a fraction of a tooth breaks off but leaves the root inside the socket, it is called a tooth fracture. In the case of a tooth fracture, the root will likely need to be extracted or at least require a root canal. An avulsed tooth may be salvageable if you follow these steps: 


What to Do If You Lose a Tooth in An Injury

November 2, 2020

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If you sustain an injury to your mouth, jaw or teeth in any form, it is essential to get yourself to a dentist sooner than later. It is vital to have your mouth and teeth assessed to check for any injuries you may have sustained and to help save your teeth from future problems. There are several issues that may happen to a tooth during an injury, including concussion (bruising of the gums and ligament), luxation (displacement of the tooth either outward or inward) and avulsion (loss of the tooth.) It is essential to know what to do in the case of a lost tooth from trauma.