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If you experience a dental injury, contact our dentists immediately.

Questions & answers

Traumatic dental injuries

Are dental injuries common?

Traumatic dental injuries can happen often in contact sports and activities. It is most common to experience a minor injury, like a chipped tooth, and less common to experience a severe injury, such as having a tooth knocked out. The treatment you receive following this injury will depend on the type, but it is important to seek the help of a dentists immediately after the injury occurs. It is common for there to be unnoticeable issues that could only be detected by a dental exam.

How will my injury be treated?

If you experience a chipped tooth, it is likely that our dentists can repair this with a filling or by reattaching the broken piece of tooth. If most of the tooth has been broken off, it may need to be restored by a dental crown. If you experience a knocked-out or completely dislodged tooth, contact our dentists immediately. There is a chance the tooth could be saved within a certain amount of time. The treatment for this will differ case by case.

What if a child experiences a dental injury?

Since children have primary teeth that will be replaced, the treatment for them does differ from adults. If a child chips their tooth, we will repair it aesthetically by using a filling. The treatment will depend on the injury, but it is comforting to know their baby teeth are not permanent.

Traumatic dental injuries


Our skilled dentists and team are pleased to provide treatment for facial trauma. If you have suffered from facial trauma, you know that this type of injury can have a significant emotional impact in addition to the physical effects. We are committed to providing you with the gentle, high-quality treatment you need to restore your health and appearance. Facial trauma may be caused by incidents such as car accidents, work-related injuries, sports injuries, accidental falls or interpersonal violence. No matter the cause of your facial trauma, we are dedicated to providing you with the care you need. You may need facial trauma repair if you have experienced:

  • Intraoral lacerations
  • Knocked-out (avulsed) teeth
  • Facial lacerations
  • Fractured facial bones (such as the cheeks, eye socket or nose)
  • Fractured upper or lower jaw

Our dentists and team are experienced in treating soft tissue injuries, bone injuries, and injuries to the teeth and surrounding dental structures. Depending on your specific needs and the type of treatment you require, we may recommend treatment in a hospital or in an outpatient setting. To learn more about facial trauma repair and reconstruction, and how we can help you restore your health and appearance, we invite you to call or visit our office today.

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At Dentistry and Braces group, we believe that everyone deserves exceptional dental care, no matter their age or circumstance. For personalized, comprehensive dental care, contact our experienced dentists and make your appointment today.