Trauma to tooth

By September 12, 2012 November 30th, 2018 Dental Emergency

Last night my teeth collided with my husband’s head. It is still sore this morning. It is also a little loose. How long will it feel like this?  Will it turn gray? Will it always be loose?

Katarina L from Phoenix, AZ

Katarina,

I think it is important you see your dentist as soon as possible to have your tooth evaluated. You’ve got blunt force trauma. Your symptoms make me wonder if the nerve of the tooth is damaged or if you have a fractured tooth root.  If the nerve is damage, your dentist should recommend a root canal and a dental crown in order to save your tooth.

To answer some of your other questions, yes, it will turn gray eventually if there is nerve damage. However, you should have any problem taken care of well before that can happen. Your tooth will tighten back up unless you have a severe fracture.

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