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Your Tooth Loosening Injury May Also be Known as:
Loose tooth

Top 3 Tooth Loosening Injury Causes

  1. 1.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

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  2. 2.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
  3. 3.Tooth Subluxation (Loose Tooth)

    For any loose tooth, the most important thing is to keep it in the socket until you can see a dentist. The gums sometimes only need a soft diet for a couple of weeks to repair around the tooth.

    You should go see your dentist as soon as possible, but this is not a medical emergency, so going to the ER is not necessary unless you are sure that the ER has dental services. Very loose teeth can be pushed into the sockets until a dentist can see them. Otherwise, semi-loose teeth can often be left alone and treated with a soft diet with a mouth wash. A dentist still needs to be seen in either case.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    toothache, tooth loosening injury
    Symptoms that always occur with tooth subluxation (loose tooth):
    tooth loosening injury
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor

Questions Your Doctor May Ask About Tooth Loosening Injury

  • Q.What happened to your tooth?
  • Q.Are you having mood swings more frequently than usual?
  • Q.Did you just suffer from a high impact injury (e.g., a fall or car accident)?
  • Q.Are you experiencing a headache?

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

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Tooth Loosening Injury Symptom Checker Statistics

  • People who have experienced tooth loosening injury have also experienced:

    • 100% Head or Face Injury
  • People who have experienced tooth loosening injury were most often matched with:

    • 40% Uncomplicated Head Injury
    • 40% Bruise of the Face
    • 20% Tooth Subluxation (Loose Tooth)

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