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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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Pain due to an incomplete dental procedure. How to overcome this?

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 »

Why did my tooth color change post-trauma?

Query: Hello doctor, When I was 11 years old, I was knocked off my bike and cracked my front tooth in half horizontally, shortly after the dentist fixed it. Since then I have had no problems with it and had multiple x-rays to check on it. When it happened, the color of the tooth changed very slightly, to ...  Read Full »

Dr. Himayoon Majeed Mir

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have been through your query and can understand your concern. Any trauma to the tooth generally has long-term consequences like tooth discoloration, etc. As you said that your tooth was fractured, it might have led to a slight injury to the pulp or even if not so, th...  Read Full »

Can accidentally injured gums during dental treatment get infected?

Query: Hi doctor, I went to the dentist five days ago for three fillings and he also cut my gum. I forgot what he called it, and I guess it as periodontal. It is burning because of gingivitis. As of two days ago, my gum on the opposite side was swollen and visible when I smile. It hurts to eat, touch, or e...  Read Full »

Dr. Geethanjali. S. S

Answer: Hi, Welcome to The accidental cut of the gums at the dental clinic will not infect the gums. It might bleed for a few minutes and stop. Also, the gums would have been healed by now. The swelling you are talking about should be for some other reason. The description of pain you give mak...  Read Full »

My 11-month-old son fell and hurt his lips. What to do?

Query: Hello doctor, I want some advice about my 11-months-old son. He has four top teeth cutting through and fell face first on the grass yesterday and has hurt his lip, and his gums are swollen and teeth discolored since that time. Can you advise me on what to do for the best?  Read Full »

Dr. Alfiya K Jamal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Your baby fell on his mouth means trauma occurred, and tooth discolored means at the tip of the tooth. In that case, infection occurs due to trauma from the fall. So you need to consult a pedodontist immediately. Swelling on the lips and gum is inflammation that will se...  Read Full »

Can I get veneers to treat the yellowish discoloration of my teeth?

Query: Hello doctor, I have discoloration on six of my upper front teeth. They are yellower than my other teeth. One of the teeth is crooked. Please suggest if I should do veneer for all six teeth or whitening for all teeth. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Muzaffer Hussain Parray

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I went through your query and understood your concern. It seems you have done strong bleaching on your teeth that has eroded some portion of the enamel, and now your teeth look yellowish. There any many procedures for tooth whitening, and veneering is the last optio...  Read Full »

How to treat a discolored tooth after a trauma?

Query: Hi doctor, Around a month ago, I had a dental trauma on my lower three incisors. The teeth have moved slightly from their original position. My dentist has advised me for a root canal for all the three teeth. Now before two days, he started the process, and one of my teeth has turned black. What ca...  Read Full »

Dr. Soheel Hussain Zargar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I can understand your concern. I feel that the dentist has to stabilize your teeth first if they are mobile. It can be done by splinting. RCT (root canal treatment) is usually done to the teeth if the trauma has involved the pulp. Discoloration or pink teeth usually occ...  Read Full »

Should a tooth be removed if the crown is cracked?

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 treat fractured teeth due to trauma?

Query: Hi doctor,My teeth 11, 21, and 22 got affected in a trauma six weeks ago. Already existing crown on tooth 11 came off, tooth 21 got chipped and dislodged a little, and tooth 22 got chipped. Alveolar splinting was done for six weeks. For tooth 11, a crown lengthening (gingivectomy) was discussed but ...  Read Full »

Dr. Soheel Hussain Zargar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I checked your attachments (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). So far, 11 is concerned; it is to be removed. Teeth 21 and 22 have sound tooth structures, so these can be corrected either by simple composite build-up or RCT (root canal treatment) fol...  Read Full »

My front tooth is moving after a hard bite. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I have bitten an olive pit accidentally, and now, one of my front teeth is moving. There is no pain, and I have a slight sensitivity to cold and hot foods. But now I cannot bite anything using my front teeth. Please advise.  Read Full »

Dr. Soheel Hussain Zargar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to It is a case of mobility due to trauma on the teeth. The sensitivity and mild pain are due to inflammation around the teeth. Follow these medications. Take tablet Acelofenac 100 mg along with Paracetamol 500 mg two times a day for five days. It reduces the swelling, and...  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 conclusio...  Read Full »

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