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Your Tooth Injury May Also be Known as:
Bit my teeth
Bit my tooth
Bumped teeth
Bumped tooth
Damaged teeth
Damaged tooth
Hit my tooth
Hit teeth
Hit tooth
Injured teeth

Top 4 Tooth Injury Causes

  1. 1.Bruise of the Face

    A bruise is an area of skin discoloration. A bruise occurs when small blood vessels break and leak their contents into the soft tissue beneath the skin.

    You do not need treatment in the case that this is a simple bruise. A bruise that spreads may suggest a bigger problem and would require medical attention.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    swelling on one side of the face, head or face injury, painful face swelling, warm and red face swelling, face bruise
    Symptoms that always occur with bruise of the face:
    head or face injury
    Urgency:
    Self-treatment
  2. 2.Concussion Not Needing Imaging

    A traumatic brain injury (TBI), or concussion, happens when a bump, blow, jolt, or other head injury causes damage to the brain. Every year, millions of people in the U.S. suffer brain injuries. More than half are bad enough that people must go to the hospital, and the worst injuries can lead to permanent brain damage or death.

    You should have your symptoms checked today, just to be sure. Most likely, a referral or a CT scan of the head is not needed, but a physician can make the best judgement on that. If your symptoms change or worsen, go immediately to the ER.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    nausea or vomiting, dizziness, sensitivity to light, difficulty concentrating, blurry vision
    Symptoms that always occur with concussion not needing imaging:
    brief fainting episode, head or face injury
    Symptoms that never occur with concussion not needing imaging:
    recent fall from 6 feet or higher, severe vomiting, bleeding from the ear, moderate vomiting
    Urgency:
    In-person visit

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  3. 3.Uncomplicated Head Injury

    An uncomplicated closed head injury is a diagnosis of exclusion. If someone has been seen by a physician and more serious types of injury are deemed unlikely, this is a common variation of closed head injury.

    Your head trauma looks like a variation of normal, however, it might be safe to check in with a health care provider (by phone or in person).

    Rarity:
    Uncommon
    Top Symptoms:
    head or face injury, headache resulting from a head injury, scalp pain, face pain, new headache
    Symptoms that always occur with uncomplicated head injury:
    head or face injury
    Symptoms that never occur with uncomplicated head injury:
    bleeding from the ear, nausea or vomiting, current loss of consciousness, feeling confused and not making sense while talking
    Urgency:
    Phone call or in-person visit
  4. 4.Chipped Tooth (Uncomplicated Tooth Fracture)

    An "uncomplicated tooth fracture" (or chipped tooth) is defined as damage to the tooth without bleeding from the tooth itself. If the tooth is bleeding, that means that the "pulp" is exposed, which is extremely painful and requires immediate treatment.

    You should go to the dentist as soon as possible, but it's not a medical emergency so does not require you to go to the emergency room. If it's nighttime, you can schedule a dentist appointment for the morning. There, the dentist will either make a "composite bandage" to rebuild the tooth or sand down the chipped tooth to make it safe again. In the meantime, don't chew anything hard or chewy.

    Rarity:
    Uncommon
    Top Symptoms:
    toothache, tooth chipping injury
    Symptoms that always occur with chipped tooth (uncomplicated tooth fracture):
    tooth chipping injury
    Symptoms that never occur with chipped tooth (uncomplicated tooth fracture):
    bleeding tooth fracture
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor

Questions Your Doctor May Ask About Tooth Injury

  • Q.Are you feeling foggy in the head?
  • Q.Have you noticed any vision changes?
  • Q.Are you having mood swings more frequently than usual?
  • Q.Are you experiencing a headache?

If you've answered yes to one or more of these questions, check our tooth injury symptom checker.

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Tooth Injury Symptom Checker Statistics

  • People who have experienced tooth injury have also experienced:

    • 16% Unintentional Weight Loss
    • 16% Fever
    • 16% Pain in the Upper Right Abdomen
  • People who have experienced tooth injury were most often matched with:

    • 40% Bruise of the Face
    • 20% Concussion Not Needing Imaging
    • 20% Uncomplicated Head Injury

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