Sports injuries, car accidents, or falls sometimes happen. Tooth luxation occurs when a tooth is dislodged when trauma disrupts the ligaments and tissues holding the tooth in place. If you feel tooth pain after an injury to the mouth or face, make an appointment with your dentist right away.
Depending on the type of tooth dislocation or damage, you may need immediate treatment like tooth repair or root canal. Or, you may need to visit your dentist more often for monitoring if the luxation is minor. Dentists will examine the tooth by feeling for any looseness, complete X-rays, and other tests to determine what kind of tooth luxation you have. There are several classifications of oral trauma, involving the teeth, oral tissues, and jawbone, also known as the alveolar bone. The Association of American Endodontists (AAE) notes has broken out luxation into five categories.