When we speak of dental trauma we refer to the injuries that are produced by an aggressive impact to the dentoalveolar complex that gathers, in addition to the teeth, its neighboring tissues such as periodontal support, supporting bone, dental pulp (nerves and blood vessels) and mucous membranes…
Any person and at any age can suffer a trauma of this type because they do not occur by a predictable mechanism and can not be avoided.
However, studies on this type of injuries in Colombia show that they are more common in children under two years old. Who is learning to walk and in that process can lose stability and be beaten with furniture and objects?
It can be said that dental trauma is a frequent cause of consultation in pediatric dentistry and you can inform yourself in advance how you can minimize some risk situations for your child such as removing furniture with which you can hit or wear protective clothing when playing sports or riding a bicycle. Continue reading “WHAT IS DENTAL TRAUMA AND WHY DOES IT OCCUR?”