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Thursday, September 18, 2014
Dental and Oral Health (Children)
My grandaughter has one of her top teeth coming in. It just broke through the gum to the point where you can see and feel a little rigid tooth. Yesterday she ran into the rail hit her mouth and bruised her gums. Will this affect the tooth?
Thanks for the question. Anytime there is oral/dental trauma, the present and developing teeth can be affected. I would recommend a dentist examine her just to make sure there were no fractures of the tooth or any other issues. The bruising of the gums is a very normal response to dental trauma but it should still be examined by a dentist. Hope this helps.
Sarath Thikkurissy, DDS, MS
Director, Residency Program, Division of Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati