At Pediatric Dentists NYC, our staff is trained to evaluate and treat all types of dental trauma affecting the teeth, gums, lips, tongue and other areas of the mouth and jaw, so our patients from Manhattan and Brooklyn, NY, can relieve painful symptoms and avoid more serious damage.
Dental trauma is a broad term used to describe injury to the teeth, gums, ligaments and bones that support the teeth, as well as the lips, tongue, palate and other soft tissues. Dental trauma is much more common among children than among adults, and also tends to occur more frequently in males. Any tooth can be traumatized, but most traumatic injuries occur to the upper teeth.
There are many different types of dental trauma. Some of the most common include:
broken, chipped or cracked teeth
teeth that have been knocked out
teeth that have been knocked loose or displaced
an object caught in the teeth
significant bite to the lip or tongue
soft tissue lacerations (cuts)
teeth that have been jammed into the socket (intrusion)
The type of treatment will depend on the type of injury your child has sustained and the damage it has caused. Every treatment is preceded by a very careful and thorough exam and evaluation to determine the type and extent of damage, as well as available treatment options for your child based on his or her unique needs. During the appointment, you and your child will also have the chance to ask questions so you understand the reasons behind the treatment recommendations.
Dental trauma can be serious, and even seemingly minor issues like a bitten lip can result in infection if not properly evaluated and treated. If your child has suffered any type of injury to the teeth, gums, lips or any other part of the mouth or jaw, call the office to determine if a visit is warranted. Call 911 if your child has suffered a loss of consciousness, dizziness, and/
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