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Injured Tooth in Houston, TX


An injured tooth is often the result of a sports injury or other type of accident. The best way to ensure the best outcome is with prompt and proper emergency dental treatment.

The team at A Dental Care in Houston can treat your tooth injury at any time of the day or night. Treatment depends on the type and severity of the injury.

Types of Tooth Injury

There are two primary types of tooth injury:

Direct Injury to Tooth

  • when the mouth is struck by something directly

Indirect Injury to Tooth

  • when an open mouth is forced closed

There are three different types of tooth injuries that fall into these categories:

  • Avulsed tooth: tooth is completely knocked out
  • Luxated tooth: tooth has been loosened but is still in the socket- there are five types of luxated teeth
  • Fractured tooth: tooth has been broken- there are four types of fractured teeth
Missing Front Teeth

How to Prevent Tooth Injury

Many times, tooth injury is due to trauma from an accident or playing sports. In some cases, it may be due to your habits or the foods that you eat. There are several things you can do to reduce your risk of tooth injury.
  • Wear a mouthguard when playing sports
  • Wear a nightguard to prevent injury due to bruxism
  • Wear a seatbelt and put young children in a carseat
  • Do not use teeth as tools
  • Do not chew on non-food items such as pens/pencils
  • Avoid hard foods such as nuts, hard candies, ice, etc.
  • Wear protective sports equipment or work gear

When to Call for an Appointment

Any time you experience a tooth injury, you should call for an appointment. We will ask you some questions to determine if it is an emergency. If the following apply, it is an emergency:
  • Tooth is loose, knocked out, or broken
  • There is increased pain, swelling, or drainage from the site
  • Fever
A Dental Care can help you with your tooth injury, no matter how severe.
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