Protecting your family's teeth from injury should always be a priority, but a mishap like a sports injury, a car accident or a fall sometimes happens. It's also important to keep in mind that not all tooth-related injuries involve a broken or missing tooth.
Tooth luxation is the dislodgement of a tooth, sometimes invisibly, that occurs when trauma disrupts the ligaments and tissues holding the tooth in place. It may also affect the nerve and blood supply to the tooth. The Association of American Endodontists (AAE) notes that depending on the direction and force of the impact, a luxation will fall into one of the following five classifications.