Mouth and Dental Injuries: Tooth Trauma
Many conditions such as tooth fracture as a result of trauma; tooth extrusion, intrusion and avulsion, tooth dislocation, soft tissue injuries are called mouth and dental injuries
What to Do If You Break Your Tooth?
If you have a broken or dislodged tooth;
- The broken piece should ideally be preserved in saline, if this is not available, in milk. Other than that you should come to a clinic quickly.
- If the tooth is not broken but is slightly dislodged from its slot, you should contact the clinic without trying to dislodge the tooth further.
- If the tooth has been completely dislodged from its socket as a result of the trauma and has fallen to the ground, contact to the nearest clinic as quickly as possible, preserve the tooth in saline without touching the root surface of the tooth. In such case, if you cannot find the saline, rinse the fallen tooth with clear water or with milk. If you cannot find both, preserve it in patient’s own saliva.
Tooth fractures and tooth avulsions can usually be treated successfully.