Dental Trauma

Dental trauma is a trauma caused to the teeth, periodontium, and nearby soft tissues like lips and tongue. It includes tooth fractures like root fractures and enamel fractures, chipped tooth, jaw fracture, laceration of lips and gums, subluxation, intrusion, and avulsion. It is often caused due to accidents, falls, vehicle collisions, and playing sports. In some cases, root canal treatment is done, and in serious cases, extraction of the tooth is done. For an avulsed tooth, reimplantation is done.

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Why am I having severe pain in my root canal-treated tooth and swelling in my upper lip after trauma?

Query: Hello doctor, There is severe pain in my root canal-treated front tooth for the past few days due to trauma. There is also some swelling in my upper lip. I am wearing a cap on the tooth. Will there be any problem with that tooth? Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Muzaffer Hussain Parray

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I went through your query and understood your concern. Yes, there seems to be either a fracture of the underlying tooth or there is some leakage because of the concussion. Now as per your history, it looks infected this time as you said there is swelling. I request yo...  Read Full »

I got bad indentation on my tongue from the wire connected to the molar bands. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I got a wire on the roof of my mouth that connected to molar bands, and I have a bad indentation on my tongue from it, and it looks like it is going to bleed soon. Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Bharat Joshi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Sometimes during mastication, the wires around the molar band get extruded and flared. Usually, they are blunt, but sometimes they can cause trauma. I suggest you, please get it folded or cut so that it remains disconnected from the tongue. If not possible, please ha...  Read Full »

Should I be worried if my upper front tooth had bled once?

Query: Hi doctor, My permanent incisor tooth number 10 is a little loose and had bleeds once. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Muzaffer Hussain Parray

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I had gone through your question. I can understand your concern about your loose tooth. Your tooth number specifies upper left lateral incisor, which has the smallest root among the upper teeth and is vulnerable to any difficult circumstances. I suggest you get an IOPA ...  Read Full »

Is it necessary to remove a tooth that is cracked inside the crown?

Query: Hello doctor, When a tooth is cracked inside a crown, is it necessary to remove it? The root canal is from 30 years ago. I got hit two weeks ago which caused trauma to the tooth and I have swollen gums but no bleeding. I took Amoxicillin and Ibuprofen for ten days with a Chloralhexidine Gluconate w...  Read Full »

Dr. Asma Parveen

Answer: Hello, Welcome to In case of a fractured tooth, it is always adviseable to get it extracted especially in cases of a tooth with a crown. I would like to know whether you are having pain now and when did you come to know about the fracture?   Read Full »

How to fix broken front two teeth in a 6-year-old?

Query: Hi doctor,My 6 year old daughter fell and broke her two front teeth. Please check the photos. I am on my way to a physician, and the blood is almost stopped. But, I want to know your opinion of the situation. Is it dangerous?  Read Full »

Dr. Naveen Thomas

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You have to get her to a dentist. To remove the dangling milk tooth and stitch the area if laceration is present. Apply ice over the area of trauma. It does not seem to be much problem as the tooth appears to be a milk tooth and thus even if it goes, the next te...  Read Full »

I have severe pain and discomfort after an incomplete dental procedure. How to overcome this, and what alternate procedure can be done?

Query: Hi doctor, I want to get advice on a dental visit I made last month. It has turned into a mess. I walked into a dental office to go through the process of getting a bridge. It has been three weeks, and I am in a lot of pain after the dentist shaved my tooth enamel, exposing the nerve. I have been t...  Read Full »

Dr. Achanta Krishna Swaroop

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I will be answering the query shortly. Kindly check your follow-up messages for a complete treatment strategy. Thanks and regards.  Read Full »

My 1-year-old daughter fell and lost a tooth. Will it affect the eruption of her permanent teeth?

Query: Hi,My 1-year-old daughter fell and broke her tooth completely from the root. There was bleeding initially, but it stopped afterward. Is there anything to worry about? Will the permanent tooth grow early? Or will it take the normal time of 4 to 5 years?  Read Full »

Dr. Mousam Chattopadhyay

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. I am very sorry to learn the kid fell and broke her tooth. I would like you to know that there is nothing to worry about since the bleeding stopped. I suggest you apply an ice pack if you notice any swelling. If there is ...  Read Full »

My 2-year-old baby's front teeth came out after accidentally falling down. What should I do?

Query: Hello doctor, My baby is 2 years old and accidentally fell down today, and his one front tooth came out, so will it be possible to replace it again? Kindly advise. Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Ummah Mohammad

Answer: Hello, Welcome to In many cases, the fallen tooth can be fixed again. It depends upon how fast you reach your dentist or how you have preserved the tooth in the meanwhile. I would suggest you to put the tooth in milk till you reach your dentist, make an appointment for today itself. Let...  Read Full »

Do white patches in the mouth indicate fungal infection?

Query: Hello doctor, I have developed a few white patches in my mouth for few days. The image is attached herewith. Is it just a fungal infection or something else? What medicine do you suggest? There is no pain or bleeding. It is not increasing in size. I never had anything like this previously. I never s...  Read Full »

Dr. Kumar Ashutosh

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Please let me know following things. Exactly for how long has this lesion been there? Is this kind of lesion present in any other site in the mouth? Is there a sharp tooth near the lesion? Is there any history of toothbrush trauma? Also, please send a clear image of ...  Read Full »

My 9-year-old son is getting recurring white itchy bumps on the inside of his lower lip. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, My 9-year-old son has gotten a large white bump on the inside of his bottom lip that he is complaining is very itchy. No pain; it is just itchy. It happens every couple of months. Kindly give your opinion.  Read Full »

Dr. Prakash Chandra Girdhar Lal Nagar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to As per the information provided and looking at the picture (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity), there is a solitary rough area on the inner side of the lower lip. You also mentioned that it recurs every couple of months. Before jumping to a concl...  Read Full »

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