Trauma To Teeth

Injury to the teeth is of many types: chipped tooth, root fracture, enamel fracture, subluxation, intrusion, avulsion, and rupture of the tooth socket wall. Causes for trauma to teeth may be accidents or physical abuse. There are different modalities of treatment depending on the extent of trauma, including tooth-color restorations, crown, root canal treatment, restabilization, replantation, replacement of teeth, and stabilizing splint.

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My son's front tooth got slightly bent due to a fall, but there is no pain or swelling. Is it safe to give painkillers at night?

Query: Hi doctor, My son fell down in the playground and his front tooth is slightly bent but I do not see any swelling in that area. He was crying in pain for some time but he looks normal now. Can I give him some painkillers before bed? Do you advice Paracetamol or Ibuprofen? He takes Ventolin and Flixo...  Read Full »

Dr. Naveen Thomas

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. If the tooth is not mobile then no need to worry for now. But it may become nonvital after a few months or a year and will get darker in color. If any swelling occurs later on, it may need a pulpectomy procedure. Still...  Read Full »

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 »

It hurts to bite. What can be the reason and what medication can be taken?

Query: Hello doctor, Yesterday, I got hit in my mouth, and this has affected my front teeth. It hurt when I bite down or touch it. I am seeing my dentist tomorrow. Do you have any idea what this is in the meantime?  Read Full »

Dr. Honey Nandwani

Answer: Hello, Welcome back to If it hurts to bite, then there can be many causes. A few of them are listed here. It can be just a minor injury that can heal in a few days. There can be a fracture in the crown or root of the teeth. If there is mobility, there can be either tooth or alveolar...  Read Full »

Does my injured tooth need root canal treatment?

Query: Hello doctor,One month ago a bat accidentally hit me on my front tooth and it became blue but it is not paining. Some dentists are saying that I have to get root canal treatment but I insist any other treatment. Please tell me what is the solution to aid my tooth as soon as possible. Currently, I ha...  Read Full »

Dr. Geethanjali. S. S

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Considering your age, the front tooth should be a permanent tooth. You have mentioned it has turned blue and no pain which indicates that the blood supply to the tooth is stopped hence it is like a dead tooth. Since it is the front one, it is foremost important to retai...  Read Full »

My upper front tooth is brown since childhood. What is to be done?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a problem in my front upper tooth. It is brown since childhood. I do not know what to do. I need suggestions. I got into an accident a couple of years ago. Since then, it is in this condition. Please advise.   Read Full »

Dr. Geethanjali. S. S

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have read through your complaint and the relevant details along with the picture attached (attachment removed to protect patient identity). The upper front tooth has the brown discoloration because of no blood supply to the tooth. The accident you had before two year...  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 »

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 »

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 »

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 4-year-old kid's front upper teeth got hit by the edge of a door and became loose. What to do?

Query: Hi doctor, My 4-year-old kid's front upper teeth got hit by the edge of a door. The gum and the upper lip had swelling. But it is almost gone. There is little pain when touching the teeth and the gum. Today when I saw it, the teeth were slightly loose. My question is, if the teeth is slightly loose ...  Read Full »

Dr. Rakshana Devi M

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Good morning. I hope you are well. Thank you for approaching icliniq. I saw your query. I will help you solve the issue. If the teeth become loose, then the teeth have to be extracted. There is no need to worry about it because the front teeth are the primary ...  Read Full »

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