My front tooth is shaking as a result of car accident. What can I do to restore it?

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Traumatic Dental Injury

Traumatic dental injuries often occur in accidents or sports-related injuries. Treatment depends on the type, location and severity of each injury. Any dental injury, even if apparently mild, requires examination by a dentist immediately. Sometimes, neighboring teeth suffer an additional, unnoticed injury that will only be detected by a thorough dental exam. Oral surgeons usually are involved in treating fractures in the supporting bone or in replanting teeth that have been displaced or knocked out.

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Injured tooth

The key to know what to do with an injured tooth is to assess the damages involved--this is best done with an examination and x rays from a qualified dentist. There may still be a need for healing time and then reassess as well. The damage can be to any part of the tooth or surrounding supportive bone and soft tissue. See a dentist soon to know what your injuries consist of and what options or concerns lay ahead--Good Luck!

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