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Trauma teeth injury, falling accidents, fighting, sports injuries, hitting tooth

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broken teeth accident, tooth trauma, falling, what to do, Trauma to two upper front teeth #7 & 8 in a 10 year old boy. Treatment sequence: 1) rule out neurologic injury and immediately refer to ER or neurologist if necessary, 2) rule out facial trauma with PAN and Oral Surgeon consultation, 3) Pedodontist consultation - apexification of #7 & 8 is very important, 4) Endodontist consultation - apexification of #7 & 8 is very important (a partial pulpotomy using MTA was performed), 5) Then consider restorative dentistry.
Trauma, teeth injury, dental accidents, fighting, falling, athletic injuries, internal resorption An extreme case of internal resorption occurring within several teeth of a 30 year-old male over ten years. Radiographic series. 1) & 2) The patient related a history of accidental injury from falling to the upper front teeth when these xrays were taken in 1/91. Tooth #9 is undergoing severe internal resorption. 3) & 4) X-rays of the framework of a three teeth bridge in 3/91 following tooth extraction of #9. 5) Tooth #8 exhibiting severe internal resorption in 5/93. 6) & 7) X-rays of the framework of a four teeth bridge in 7/93 following tooth extraction of #8. 8) X-rays of the abutments #7 & 10 in 4/00 shows a periapical radiolucency appearing around #10. The patient was informed of the need for root canal therapy. Xrays in 5/95 & 12/97 had not showed pathologic changes.
Trauma, teeth injury, dental accidents  fighting falling internal resorption root canal endodontics How to treat internal resorption in an upper left lateral incisor tooth. X-ray series. This 40-year-old female related a history of injury to her front teeth after falling during a horseback riding accident. 1) The oval-shaped radiolucency in the middle of the tooth length is the site of the internal resorption. The patient was informed of the guarded long-term prognosis of the tooth. 2) & 3) Traditional root canal therapy was first performed. The canal space was cleaned and shaped, sterilized with NaOCl, and then filled with gutta percha up to a point apical to the internal resorption. 4) MTA, Mineral Trioxide Aggregate, was then placed into the area of the internal resorption and coronal to it. Keeping the MTA moist will give more working time for condensation of material.
Trauma, teeth injury, dental accidents, fighting, falling, sports athletic injuries,  Kevin This x-ray series shows the treatment of an upper front central incisor tooth that broke off at the gum line after an injury sustained from falling. ALSO SEE SECTION: OCCLUSION
Trauma, teeth injury, dental accidents, fighting, falling, sports injuries, head butts, Kevin Treatment photos of an upper central incisor tooth broken off at the gum line due to a falling injury. These pictures show 1) the tooth after root canal, 2) the cast gold post and core, 3) the gold post in the tooth after placement of dental cement and 4) the final tooth crown in place.
Trauma, teeth injury, dental accidents,  falling, head butts, crowns bridges root fracture resection Traumatic injury to a lower left dental bridge following a falling accident. 1) The initial x-ray radiograph shows the three teeth bridge and severe damage to the second premolar tooth. 2) The second molar shows a furcation involvement and thickening of the periodontal ligament space around the mesial root. The second premolar and the mesial root of the second molar were extracted. 3) Intra-oral photo following wound healing. The patient wanted a new fixed bridge despite the long span. 4) This xray shows healing around the distal root of the second molar six weeks later.
Trauma, teeth cracked cracks, dental accidents, fighting, falling, sports athletic injuries Treatment of trauma to a front tooth from a falling accident. 1) In this Before photo, tooth #8 shows a burst blood vessel through enamel and deep cracks. 2) Following root canal therapy and "walking" internal bleach. 3) Following external office whitening of all teeth. 4) Beginning incisal reduction for porcelain veneers. The patient wanted to eliminate facial tooth bonding on #9 and deep crack lines. 5) Beginning facial reduction using depth cuts. 6) Final preparation for porcelain veneers. 7) Porcelain veneers on the master working model. 8) After photo with the porcelain teeth veneers cemented. ALSO SEE SECTION: OCCLUSION


 Information about these dental photos

     In medicine and dentistry "left" and "right" are based upon the orientation of the patient's body and not how they appear in a photograph of a smile.  For example, a reference to the upper left teeth will actually appear to be on the right side when viewing a picture of the face and similarly an upper right tooth will appear to be on the left side.

     Many words in dentistry like oral and mouth have a similar meaning and are frequently used together to help our readers find specific words they best understand.  This is particularly important because a majority of our visitors are from countries where English is not their primary language.  Maxilla or maxillary refer to the upper jaw.  Mandible or mandibular refer to the lower jaw.

     There are many other similar word combinations used throughout this website because our pages are read by patients and dentists.  A few of the most common are discussed here.  Tooth decay, tooth cavity and dental caries all mean the same thing.  Tooth, teeth and dental are also frequently interchanged as in teeth veneers or dental veneer laminate.  Oral rehabilitation and dental reconstruction mean smile makeover.  The word for x-ray may be used with or without a hyphen (this is true for other words too) and can also be called a radiograph.