Broken or Knocked-out Teeth (cont.)
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Follow-up for Broken Teeth
Whether in the Emergency Department or a dental office, follow-up care is of paramount importance. The dentist or oral surgeon should provide definitive care. Several examinations, over the course of weeks, may be necessary to ensure that complete healing has occurred. Tooth injury can occur if the pulp is damaged, even if no obvious damage is seen.
Preventing Broken Teeth
People seldom plan to fall and injure their teeth. Therefore, there is little to offer in the way of prevention other then keeping the environment clear of debris. However, for people engaged in sports, it is wise to use a mouth guard. These rubber devices are inexpensive and could prevent serious dental injury. You can buy them at most sporting goods stores or ask your dentist to fit you with one.
What is the prognosis for broken teeth?
Medically reviewed by Kenneth Rotskoff, MD, DDS; Board Certified Dentistry, Oral/Maxillofacial Surgery
Last Reviewed 11/20/2017
Victor M Almeida, DO
Joseph J Sachter, MD, FACEP
Scott H Plantz, MD, FAAEM
Francisco Talavera, PharmD, PhD
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