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 luxation, without displacement - Concussion

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Glossary

1 Decision/Indication top

Tooth luxation enlarge

In cases of concussion, generally no active treatment is indicated. There is a small risk of pulp necrosis, and tooth vitality should be reevaluated in 6 months with pulp testing and apical x-ray.

2 Treatment top

Electric pulp testing enlarge

Generally no active treatment is needed. There is a small risk of pulp necrosis and the tooth vitality should be reevaluated in 6 months with pulp testing and apical x-ray.

Note: the patient should be put on soft diet for 2 weeks. Exposure to temperature extremes should be avoided.

Note: care has to be taken that there is no occlusal loading to the affected tooth.

This illustration demonstrates electric pulp testing.

v1.0 2009-12-03