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Tooth and gum injury during brushing - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   I arrived last night from the night shift and hit myself while brushin my teeth with the toothbrush, against my lower teeth (ie, just at the gumline between teeth and gum, a bit more in the gum area ... it has bled!) and now I'm afraid that the tooth dies. Can that happen through the hit, or was he too weak? Have you ever heard of such a case? Or one probably. even had? How should I proceed further and not allowing it dies? I wanted to scrub the chewing surfaces, and then slipped and hit it! Is it very bad? Isn't the root there, "under" the teeth, in the area I hit it? How easily forms dental trauma?
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User :   okay, thank you
Doctor :   Yeah XXXXX what you have got is a minimal injury if you do not have any other dental problems.
Doctor :   Do you have any dental caries,bleeding gums,etc.
User :   So the pain is jsut like when I hit my elbow or someting? Nothing to worry?
User :   No, no cavities, and the gum bleeding was because of the hit I suppose
Doctor :   Or is it for the first time that you are facing a dental problem?
User :   Yes.
User :   I heard from someone who fell on his teeth and they died, so I was afraid that would happen to me
User :   Is it even possible? I mean, I was brushing with pretty decent strenght, but still?
Doctor :   So there is nothing to worry, you can take a paracetamol for 2days 650mg. thrice daily, morning,noon,night.
User :   You sure?
Doctor :   enamel & dentin are very hard
User :   What abaout the root Thank you very much, Dr. :)
Doctor :   they dont get easily damaged to expose your root
User :   alright
Doctor :   take acre bye.
User :   ty
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