Tooth or dental trauma is injury to the mouth, teeth, soft oral tissues or jawbones.
Tooth trauma can be caused by sports, car accidents, fights, falls, biting on hard foods/objects and drinking hot liquids.
Injuries affecting the mouth and teeth are often quite painful, resulting in bleeding, lacerations and/or punctures.
This teenager who was wearing braces was assaulted with fists multiple times in the face and suffered an extruded upper central incisor.
His orthodontist met him in the pediatric emergency department and repaired his damaged tooth and braces.