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This young boy came in immediately after a playground accident where he hit his teeth on the monkey bars.

Three of the bottom teeth were hit hard enough to fracture the surrounding bone. The metal retainer was originally sitting behind the teeth but somehow the teeth got pushed behind the wire.

A top tooth was chipped and extremely loose from the trauma. The tooth was close to being knocked out.

The metal retainer on the bottom was removed. The three teeth and fractured bone segment were repositioned.

The top and bottom teeth were splinted for two weeks using bonded rigid stainless steel wires. A few stitches were placed for minor lip lacerations.

Upon splint removal, traditional orthodontic brackets and wires were placed and left in place until full recovery.

Some of the teeth will likely discolor and need root canal treatment in the future.