A dental injury may occur as easily as stubbing a toe. Biting into a hard food may cause a tooth to crack or fracture, a facial injury may occur during sports or a tooth may be fully or partially knocked out by accident or assault.
Dental injuries may arise for other reasons, such as wearing damaged orthodontic braces. All of the mouth is vulnerable to injury, including the lips, cheeks, palate, tongue and gum tissue. Mouth structures are part of what keeps our teeth in place and healthy. When oral parts are damaged, the teeth may weaken and become susceptible to breakage.
At Harley Street Dental Studio in London we recommend individuals seek immediate treatment for oral trauma to prevent the condition worsening. Some dental injuries may lead to medical emergencies.
Dental professionals are trained to identify the extent and impact of a dental injury that may not be as noticeable to the injured person. Sometimes concussion may be present as a result of the injury with confusion and shock interfering with judgement about an injury. Assistance may be required.
We are there to help and treat dental injuries immediately. If a tooth is entirely knocked out or avulsed, keeping the tooth and giving it to a dentist may save the tooth if it is quickly re-inserted into the tooth pocket. Partially avulsed teeth may be saved in a similar way.
Oral infection may set in once a dental injury has occurred. Getting immediate dental treatment for a mouth injury lowers risk of infection occurring. Sometimes teeth are knocked out of position. Holding the tooth in its proper position en route to emergency dental care may help prevent further malocclusion. Seeking immediate dental care is key to preventing tooth loss.
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