Indications for removal of teeth in the line of fracture
- Tooth luxated from its socket and/or interfering with reduction of the
- Tooth that is fractured (as illustrated).
- Tooth with advanced dental caries carrying a significant risk of abscess
- Tooth with advanced periodontal disease with mobility which would not
contribute to establishment of stable occlusion.
- Tooth with existing pathology such as cyst formation or pericoronitis.
Indications to leave teeth in the line of fracture
- Tooth that does not interfere with reduction and fixation of fracture.
- If tooth removal requires removal of excessive amount of bone so as to
compromise the fracture site an possible plate/screw fixation.
- Tooth that is in good condition and assists in establishing occlusion and
reducing the fracture.