Dental trauma may cause a piece of tooth breaking away, to a tooth being knocked completely out of its socket, or being pushed out of position. In more severe cases the jaw mat be broken. Usually the hospital will take care of more severe injuries but a general dentist will see the common problems.
Complications that may require further care are an exposed pulp ( exposure of the nerve in the tooth), or pulp necrosis (the nerve inside the root dying) which may cause a dental infection. An avulsed tooth, a poorly positioned tooth, or complications of the attachment of the root to the bone (periodontal complications), or an abnormal attachment of the root to the bone (ankylosis) can all be complications of dental trauma.
The treatment available to these problems range from res-positioning the tooth in the correct position, to root canal treatment, to replacement of a missing tooth.