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Concussion Injuries

Concussion injuries are injuries to the periodontal ligament, or to the nerve and blood vessel tissues at the tip of a tooth’s root, caused by a forceful impact to the tooth. It can occur from a direct blow to the tooth, a blow to the lower jaw that forces the upper and lower teeth together rapidly, or from biting forcefully on unexpectedly hard food.

Concussion injuries frequently result in tenderness to biting, and usually gets better on its own through avoidance of the tender tooth.

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Author: Thomas J. Greany, D.D.S. / Editor: Ken Lambrecht

This page was last updated on March 2, 2018.

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