It’s no secret that tooth injuries can be incredibly painful. Not only that, but they can also be quite costly to fix. In this blog post, we will discuss 10 types of tooth injuries and how to avoid them. We’ll also provide some tips on what to do if you do end up injuring your teeth.

Here are ten types of common tooth injuries

1) Chipped tooth

This is the most common type of tooth injury. It can be caused by anything from biting on a hard object to getting hit in the face.

2) Broken Tooth

This type of tooth injury is much less common than a chipped tooth, but it can be just as painful. It’s usually caused by a blow to the mouth or jaw.

3) Knocked out tooth

If your tooth gets knocked out, don’t panic! Try to find the tooth and hold it by the crown (the white part). If you can’t find it, put water in your mouth and swish around until you find it. Don’t try to reattach the tooth yourself – go see a dentist right away. This type of tooth injury is usually caused by a blow to the mouth or jaw. If your tooth gets dislodged, try to find it and put it back in place. If you can’t do it yourself, go see a dentist right away.

4) Cracked tooth

A cracked tooth can be caused by anything from biting on something hard to grinding your teeth at night. If you think you may have a cracked tooth, see your dentist right away.

5) Swelling

Swelling around the teeth can be caused by infection, trauma, or even a tooth abscess. If you’re experiencing swelling, see your dentist right away.

6) Bleeding

Bleeding from the gums can be a sign of gum disease or a tooth abscess. See your dentist as soon as possible if you’re experiencing bleeding gums.

7) Dental implant failure

Dental implants are becoming increasingly popular, but they can still fail. If you experience pain or swelling around your dental implant, go see your dentist immediately.

8) Tooth decay

Tooth decay is one of the most common dental problems in the world. It’s caused by bacteria that eat away at the enamel and dentine of the tooth. If you think you may have tooth decay, see your dentist for treatment.

9) Gum disease

Gum disease is a chronic infection of the gums. It’s caused by plaque, a sticky film that builds up on your teeth. If you think you may have gum disease, see your dentist for treatment.

10) Tooth abscess

A tooth abscess is a pus-filled pocket that forms on the tooth. It’s usually caused by tooth decay or gum disease. If you think you may have a tooth abscess, see your dentist for treatment.

To avoid tooth injuries, here are some tips

  • Avoid biting on hard objects.
  • Avoid chewing ice cubes.
  • Avoid grinding your teeth at night.
  • Brush and floss your teeth regularly.
  • See your dentist for regular checkups and cleanings.

If you do end up injuring your tooth, here are some tips on what to do

  • Apply a cold compress to the area to reduce swelling.
  • Take a pain reliever medication to reduce pain.
  • See your dentist as soon as possible for treatment.

Get In Contact With Kangaroo Point Dental If You Experience A Tooth Injury

Here at Kangaroo Point Dental, we’re always available for any tooth-related concerns or problems. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We’re here to help!

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2023-09-29
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2022-12-22
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2022-10-08
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2022-09-15
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