A luxated tooth is loose and has some lateral displacement, but remains in its socket.
- Management depends on degree of mobility and displacement.
- Highly mobile teeth or teeth interfering with occlusion need immediate dental referral.
- Less traumatized teeth require good oral hygiene, a soft diet, and dental referral in one day to one week based on symptoms.
Dental Care & Expected Outcome
- Dentist will take a radiograph.
- Highly mobile teeth or teeth interfering with occlusion may be treated by:
- Repositioning and splinting
- Less traumatized teeth will be monitored.
- Follow-up monitoring by the dentist will assess return of normal physiologic mobility and monitor tooth vitality.
- Teeth that become necrotic typically require extraction.