Common Questions About Oral Accidents

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Oral accidents are caused by injuries and ailments to your teeth and gums. Although accidents are unpredictable, there are many techniques and preventative methods you can take to protect yourself from future damage from occurring, or to increase successful treatments after any damage has occurred. Listed below are common questions about oral accidents:

Which of the following constitutes an oral accident?

a.) Blunt trauma that has chipped or cracked your teeth

b.) Tooth damage due to mouth jewelry   

c.) Tooth damage from biting into hard foods

d.) All of the above

True or False: Gauze can help minimize bleeding in your teeth and gums.

a.) True

b.) False

True or False: Oral accidents can happen any age and at any time.  

a.) True

b.) False

Which oral accident below requires contacting your dentist?

a.) Chipped, cracked, or fractured teeth

b.) A dental filling or crown knocked loose

c.) Teeth that have been knocked out

d.) All of the above

Answer Key: d, a, a, d

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