Difference between revisions of "Dental fracture"

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==Background==
 
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==DDX==
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==Management==
 
==Management==
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==See Also==
 
==See Also==
 
*[[Dental Problems]]
 
*[[Dental Problems]]
 
[[Category:ENT]]
 
  
 
== Source ==
 
== Source ==
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*Tintinalli
 
*Tintinalli
 
*UpToDate
 
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[[Category:ENT]]

Revision as of 10:53, 27 June 2012

Background

DDX

Management

  1. Enamel (Ellis Class I)
    1. Routine f/u only; nothing to do
  2. Enamel + dentin (yellowish) (Ellis Class II)
    1. Pts experience sensitivity to hot/cold stimuli and air passing over tooth during breathing
    2. Cover exposed dentin to decrease pulpal contamination
      1. Place dental cement over fracture site
      2. Next day f/u
  3. Enamel + dentin + pulp (reddish) (Ellis Class III)
    1. On wiping fractured surface with gauze, blood is easily seen
    2. Immediate referral (dental emergency)
    3. If no dentist is available:
      1. Cover exposed pulp with calcium hydroxide base
      2. Cover this and the remaining exposed dentin with dental cement

See Also

Source

  • ER Atlas
  • Tintinalli
  • UpToDate