Dental trauma is often a result of an accident at any age or activity. As with most types of dental treatment, the primary goal when treating a traumatic dental injury is to save teeth at risk of being lost, and restore them to full function and normal appearance. The treatment normally depends on the type, location and severity of each injury. With this injury, even if apparently mild, requires an examination by a dentist or an endodontist immediately. Sometimes, neighboring teeth suffer an additional, unnoticed injury that will only be detected by a thorough dental exam. In many cases, the difference between saving and losing a tooth depends on taking the proper action in the immediate aftermath of an injury.