Illustrated Pediatric Dentistry - Part 3

Traumatic Injuries to Anterior Teeth: Management of Trauma

Author(s): Satyawan Damle*, Abdulkadeer M. Jetpurwala and Dhanashree Sakhare

Pp: 204-255 (52)

DOI: 10.2174/9789815080803123030015

* (Excluding Mailing and Handling)


Management of traumatic dental injuries has remained a problem for the dental surgeons due to the wide range of clinical presentations and the unpredictable nature of the pulpal response. Combined with the anxiety and fear at the time of the trauma. Trauma also makes the children apprehensive about any treatment. The approach to the management of traumatic dental injuries, must be customized according to age, general vital signs, systemic conditions, growth potential, and type of trauma to the individual tooth or supporting structures. Each type of traumatic injury has a unique approach and the evidence for their management is updated from time to time. Hence it is important to keep the latest recommendations in mind while adhering to the traditional time-tested methods in the management of traumatic injuries in children.

Keywords: Avulsion, Luxation, Management, Pediatric Dental Trauma, Splinting of Teeth, Traumatic Dental Injuries.

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