Tooth fractures

Tooth fractures
In cases of trauma, the consequences for the tooth may differ depending basically on the intensity of the trauma. Dental fracture due to trauma may or may not affect the dental pulp, or the trauma may leave it exposed. In other cases, the tooth may be luxated and return to its position either spontaneously or with external aid, or it may be completely avulsed. In the case of pulp exposure, endodontic treatment is usually required, with a later reconstruction of the crown by whatever method is indicated. If luxation occurs, the tooth should be repositioned and splinted for a certain time. If the tooth is avulsed, its replacement may be attempted if it has not been contaminated. The avulsed tooth may be preserved in saline solution, milk or even in the patient’s mouth, until it is reinserted (20)(21).

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