What Is Dental Trauma?
Dental trauma is an injury to the mouth’s teeth, gums, or other structures. It can occur due to a fall, an injury to the face, or other accidents involving the facial region. Dental trauma can range from minor injuries such as a small chip in a tooth to more serious issues such as complete tooth loss. In some cases, dental trauma can also lead to nerve damage, which can cause pain, numbness, and tingling in the teeth and gums.
If you experience any dental trauma in Midlothian, VA, take a moment to carefully assess the situation. If the injury is serious involving a possible concussion or blood loss, seek medical attention first. Your child is our priority, so please contact us with any questions or concerns involving an injury. Our team is here to help you and your child in the event of a dental emergency.
Common Examples Of Dental Emergencies
With prompt treatment, a knocked-out tooth can often be successfully replanted.
Primary teeth are never reimplanted due to the risk of damaging permanent tooth buds that are actively forming while a child has their baby teeth.