Dental Trauma Gallery
Dental Trauma involves injuries to teeth that may result in the tooth being forced out of its position (extrusion), broken (fractured) or knocked out (avulsion). Mouth Injuries may also involve soft tissue injuries that are generally painful and have to be immediately treated by an experienced dentist. In this section, we shall describe the different dental and soft tissue injuries and our recommended management of common dental injuries.
This teenager was involved in an accident which resulted in fracture of her front incisor tooth and dental trauma to her lips.
According to the patient she had waited 2 hours in an NHS hospital and was told that she was OK and sent home.
Unfortunately her lips had not been cleaned to check for any fragments within her lips.
So we first cleaned her lips and her teeth and isolated her broken tooth which was found to be badly damaged.
We then built up her incisor with composite bonding to replace the lost dentine and enamel.
She was happy with the end result. There is a possibility that this tooth having suffered such severe trauma may need further treatment in future.
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