Executive Editor: Edward Ellis III, Kazuo Shimozato

General Editor: Daniel Buchbinder

Authors: J Andreasen, CP Cornelius, N Gellrich, S Hillerup, K Kusumoto, W Schubert

Dentoalveolar Trauma - Tooth fracture, crown-root fracture

General considerations

Dental injuries are common in facial trauma. Therefore evaluation of dental injuries is essential. All fractured and missing teeth must be accounted for. When indicated, X-rays should be obtained to locate the missing teeth/tooth fragments.

Depending on the clinical findings, six treatment scenarios may be considered. Most of these may be deferred to later treatment.

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