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Dental and Oral Health (Children)

Bruised gums

01/12/2009

Question:

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?

Answer:

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.

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Response by:

Sarath  Thikkurissy, DDS, MS Sarath Thikkurissy, DDS, MS
Professor
Director, Residency Program, Division of Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati