Dentoalveolar trauma - Tooth fracture, enamel/dentin

Dentin exposure - sealing dentin

Dentin exposure - sealing dentin

Main indication: Tooth fractures that involve the dentin require immediate attention to prevent pulp injury.

Skill: Some specialized surgical experience
Equipment: Simple surgical and imaging resources

Acute treatment includes a seal of exposed enamel dentin with glass ionomer cement.
Treatment options include reattachment of the fragment with composite etch technique if retrieved and found intact. Alternatively, the tooth can be augmented with composite material or a porcelain restoration.

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*Skill
Basic surgical experience, no specialized skills Basic surgical experience, no specialized skills
Some specialized surgical experience Some specialized surgical experience
Highly experienced and skilled surgeon Highly experienced and skilled surgeon
*Equipment
Basic equipment only Basic equipment only
Simple surgical and imaging resources Simple surgical and imaging resources
Full specialized surgical and imaging resources Full specialized surgical and imaging resources

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