Non Vital Tooth
Dental decay and gum disease have detrimental effects on our teeth. Likewise, minor traumas and accidents can damage the jaws and teeth as well. Upper and Lower , front teeth are the most common teeth damaged by these kind of events; More Specifically upper jaw central incisor teeth are the worst affected teeth.
Tooth Trauma Events
- Fall from bicycle during childhood
- Road traffic accidents
- Punching during fights or plays
- Family violence
Who are at risk
- People with proclained front teeth
- Who play contact sports likes (kabadi, boxing, football, taekwondo)
- Kids between age group(7-12)yrs
What do you feel Immediately after Trauma
- Sensitivity to hot and cold drinks
- Bleeding from gums and teeth
- Laceration in lips or Tongue
What can happens in long term
- Change of tooth colour (Dark yellow / Amber / grey)
- Swelling or pus drainage
- Severe pain episode
How broken tooth become non -vital tooth ( dead tooth ) and end up in dental abscess ?
The process becoming a non vital teeth could take many years . For instance if a child had bicycle accident at the age of 8 , the tooth change its colour and stay dormant for many years. Suddenly the tooth could start to give trouble , This may happen even after the child turn 25 years of age or later .
- Root canal
- Composite Veneer
- Emax/Zirconia Veneers
How to Avoid
- Wearing sports mouth guard is absolutely necessary for kids and adults who play contact sports.
- Correction the mis-aligned teeth will reduce the risk on trauma
- Obey traffic rules / Cautious driving
- If any impact or occurs seek advice from your dentist
If you have any questions regarding broken teeth , discoloured teeth and pus formation near tooth call us or visit our dental clinic in Mogappair we would assess and advise what has to be done .
Keep Smiling & Stay Happy
Dr Gnanaraj Jayabal
Dental & Implant Surgeon