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Dental Trauma

It is important that the practicing clinician be familiar with the different types of dental trauma and be able to appropriately triage injured patients.

Dental follow-up is necessary for all tooth trauma because even seemingly minor injuries can result in tooth death.

In general, management of primary tooth injury is dictated by concern for the safety of the permanent dentition.

Tooth injury can be divided into 7 main categories:

 
1.
Concussion
 
2.
Subluxation
 
3.
Lateral Luxation
 
4.
Intrusion
 
5.
Extrusion
 
6.
Avulsion
 
7.
Fracture
 
Fast Facts
 
Tooth injury can be divided into 7 main categories.
 
It is important that the practicing clinician be able to appropriately triage injured patients.

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