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Top front tooth sore after being hit?

Last night my dog’s head came into blunt contact with my top front tooth. It hurt right away. This morning it feels sore, has a dull ache, and I would rate it a 2 in regards to pain. It is slightly loose. How long will it feel sore? Will it turn gray? Will the tooth tighten back up or always be loose? If it begins to hurt more I will go to my dentist.

Thanks, Liz

Dear Liz,

It is highly recommended that you see your dentist as soon as you can to have your tooth evaluated. Blunt force on a tooth with your symptoms could mean the nerve of the tooth is damaged or the tooth has a fractured root. Teeth do turn gray overtime when the nerve of the tooth dies, however you would want to get to the dentist before that happens. If the nerve of the tooth is affected your dentist will most likely recommend a root canal and dental crown to save the tooth. Even though your tooth is slightly loose it will probably tighten back up shortly unless there is a severe fracture that’s causing it to become loose. If the tooth has damage the soreness will not go away until you take care of it, however if there is no damage then your symptoms should diminish over the next week.

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