Dental trauma refers to any injury or damage to the teeth, gums, or other oral structures caused by an external force or trauma. This can include a wide range of injuries, such as chipped or broken teeth, dislodged teeth, tooth fractures, or injuries to the gums, lips, or tongue. Dental trauma can be caused by a variety of factors, such as falls, sports injuries, car accidents, or physical assault. The severity of dental trauma can range from mild to severe, and may require immediate treatment to prevent further damage and restore oral function. Prompt treatment of dental trauma is important to minimize pain, prevent infection, and preserve the affected teeth and oral structures.