dental care


Question by  nkilian (24)

What can be done for a bruised tooth?

My son has a bruised tooth.


Answer by  YK (304)

A bruised tooth is sometimes caused by grinding or clenching the jaw, especially during sleep. This bruises the pulp inside the tooth, causing pain. A Tylenol can help relieve pain temporarily, but if it persists, go see a dentist. If tooth grinding is the cause, he may need a mouthguard.


Answer by  Melissa101010 (4405)

Leave the bruised tooth alone. Take him to the dentist to make sure his permanent tooth was not damaged from the accident that caused the bruising. I would suggest that you leave the bruised tooth alone unless it starts being sensitive to hot and cold or you see an abcess come up on it.


Answer by  aks (221)

One should visit a pediatric dentist because in some cases, the tooth may not recover by itself and nerve treatment may become essential to prevent infection and pus-filled swelling. If this treatment is not done, the infection can spread to the next tooth and there is the possibility of the next tooth being damaged, too.

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