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Who are prone to dental trauma?

Those who are more prone to dental trauma are children with:

  • 1. Protruding front teeth
  • 2. Incompetent lips (or lips that don’t usually cover over the teeth)

Possible consequences in trauma to primary tooth

  • 1. Dead tooth
    a. Discoloration
    b. Swelling / Abscess
    c. Pain
    d. Increased Mobility
  • 2. Damage to developing adult tooth underneath
    a. Dilaceration (developing teeth is kinked/bent out of shape due to the trauma)
    b. Hypoplasia (incomplete development of tooth structure)
    c. Malocclusion (misalignment of teeth)


Possible consequences in trauma to adult tooth:

Dead tooth

  • Discoloration
  • Swelling / Abscess
  • Pain
  • Increased Mobility
  • Internal Resorption
  • Root Resorption