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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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 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 »

What causes tongue soreness?

Query: Hi doctor,I have a sore tongue of unknown cause, which is not painful. I never had this issue before. I do not take any medications for this.Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Bharat Joshi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I hope I can lessen your discomfort. The soreness you have seems to be a traumatic ulcer due to either hot food intake or injury caused by a sharp tooth. Do not worry. I suggest you take tablet Zincostar or Zincovit (Vitamin A, B complex, C, D, E and minerals magnes...  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 »

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 teeth wi...  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 ev...  Read Full »

Dr. Geeth Sadasivam

Answer: Hi,Welcome to 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 makes ...  Read Full »

After a hit, my front teeth chipped. Kindly suggest a treatment.

Query: Hi doctor,I got a hit, and four of my teeth chipped, out of which two hurts. It has only been less than 24 hours so far. I went to the dentist, and she says that I need a root canal right away. However, taking a second opinion, the other dentist says a root canal is not necessary and it will heal on...  Read Full »

Dr. Tinu Thampy

Answer: Hello, Welcome to As per the radiograph (attachment removed to protect patient identity), I assume that pulp is not exposed. The fracture of the tooth is only till dentin layer. The pulp chamber and root canal is the black or dark area seen in the middle of the tooth on the radiograph. ...  Read Full »

Can a cracked molar be saved?

Query: Hello doctor, About two weeks ago, I bit something that cracked my first molar, bottom left. Over the next two days, the sensitivity worsened, mainly drinking fluids hot or cold, though it was painful if I chewed food on it, and I went to the dentist to think a filling had fallen out. He diagnosed ...  Read Full »

Dr. Bharat Joshi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to It seems that the tooth can be saved, and there can be many options like RCT (root canal treatment) with crowns, pins, and post and core. I suggest you, please share a picture of the involved tooth for the best treatment.  Read Full »

Is it possible to refix the tooth fallen from the tooth socket?

Query: Hi doctor,A tooth from my upper jaw came out before three hours. I do not have pain. What to do?  Read Full »

Dr. Muzaffer Hussain Parray

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Please mention whether it came on its own or due to trauma. You need to keep the wound clean and do not touch the area repeatedly. Avoid sucking the wound. Avoid taking medications like antibiotics or painkillers for the first 24 hours. Avoid gargling and using mouth wa...  Read Full »

Does lingering tooth pain indicate pulp infection?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a lingering toothache in the lower left central incisor. Are there any problems with the pulp of that tooth?  Read Full »

Dr. Bharat Joshi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Please be calm. Thanks for the picture (attachment removed to protect patient identity). See, it seems to be internal resorption in one of your teeth that is left central incisor. The teeth are showing dilaceration also. I suggest you get RCT (Root canal treatment) d...  Read Full »

How to manage the decayed teeth of a 4-year-old child?

Query: Hello doctor, My son has a decayed tooth from the age of two. After slipping down accidentally, one of his teeth broke in half. Day-by-day adjacent teeth are also getting decayed. However, when I consulted a local doctor, he said that these are milk teeth, and there is nothing to worry about. But, ...  Read Full »

Dr. Mousam Chattopadhyay

Answer: Hello, Welcome to This is your dentist. I went through your query, and the attached image <attachment removed to protect patient identity>. I am very sorry for the kid's discomfort. Caries are present in the lower right deciduous first and second molars (milk tooth). Kindly let...  Read Full »

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