Traumatic Dental Injuries: Emergency Assessment And Treatment

Dentistry Today

Trauma involving the dentoalveolar region is a frequent occurrence that can result in fractures and displacement of teeth, crushing and/or fractures of bone, and soft tissue injuries including contusions, abrasions, and lacerations. For many traumatic dental injuries (TDIs), immediately provided treatment has a major influence on the prognosis.

Any collision between the face and almost any object can result in a TDI. While many injuries do not need immediate treatment, most patients present as emergencies in dental or medical offices, or at emergency departments. Dentists can improve outcomes for TDI patients by following useful guidelines in assessing them and establishing a treatment plan.


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