Dental Trauma does not always mean a broken tooth!
A lot of dental emergencies involve broken teeth, but a large percentage also involve soft tissue trauma. Mouth trauma can be confusing for parents. Who treats it? Where do we go? As long as there is no sign of head trauma, broken bones or significant systemic trauma your dentist is a good place to start. Most dentists are on call 24/7 and a less expensive option compared to the emergency room. Dentists are trained to place sutures in the oral cavity and treat most oral injuries. Be careful!!!