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Dental Injuries

Overview, Causes, & Risk Factors | Symptoms & Signs | Diagnosis & Tests | Prevention & Expectations | Treatment & Monitoring

Dental accidents can happen to anyone at any time. In an active world where many individuals enjoy sports activities, there is a risk of damaging the teeth.

Any injury to a child's tooth or teeth is a serious matter. In a child, the injury can affect baby or permanent teeth. An injury to a child's teeth can lead to infection and may damage the developing permanent tooth bud. A dental accident should be treated as an emergency.

What are the causes and risks of the condition?

Many dental injuries are related to sports and other forms of exercise. Other common causes include fighting and motor vehicle accidents. Physical abuse is linked to some dental injuries.


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Dental Injuries: Symptoms & Signs

Author: Marvin Goldfogel, DDS
Reviewer: Adam Brochert, MD
Date Reviewed: 09/25/01

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