What Should be Done Within 24 Hours After Facial Injury?
A middle age woman fell with upper lip and chin injury last evening. One of her front teeth was broken. Her friends advised her to see a dentist within 24 hours after accident. The broken tooth has nerve exposure (Fig.1,2 >), having potential to develop an infection with pain. After application of nerve protecting medicine over the exposed nerve, the tooth is restored (Fig.3,4). A take-home message is to see a dentist within 24 hour after facial injury.
Adult Dental Care
Xin Wei, DDS, PhD, MS 1st edition 11/13/2019, last revision 11/13/2019