Traumatic injuries to the mouth can result in the need for dental treatment. Fractured or cracked teeth, a displaced tooth, or avulsed tooth (a tooth that has been knocked out) are common results of dental trauma. Each of these conditions requires prompt treatment, dictated by the effect of the injury on the tooth, whether or not the tooth is deciduous (a baby tooth) or permanent (adult), and the time elapsed between the injury and treatment, among other considerations. Sometimes, your neighboring teeth suffer an additional, unnoticed injury that can only be detected by a thorough dental exam. Treatment may include a splint, medication, root canal therapy or other procedures. Once treated, we will continue to monitor the area to ensure favorable a healing process and provide prompt resolution for any lingering injuries or infections.