Dental Trauma in Children: A Quick Overview on Management
Traumatic dental injuries (TDI) or tooth trauma have a global prevalence of 10–15%. These are often the cause of first visit to emergency room. Prognosis of teeth after injury is dependent on type of TDI, emergency treatment and time elapsed till definitive care. The low level of awareness among general public and medical practitioners often leads to delay in seeking treatment which often leads to pain, severe symptoms and poor prognosis. Pediatricians can play a significant role in identification of TDI, health advise, emergency care and referral to dentists. This paper highlights the important features to be noted in children with history of TDI and the key steps which needs to be taken in these situations.
KeywordsDental trauma Emergency Fall Fracture Accident
NT: Conceptualization of the study, provided the data, wrote the manuscript & approved the final version of the manuscript; KB: Conceptualization of the study, wrote & approved the final version of the manuscript; VPM: Concept, wrote the manuscript, provided critical appraisal & approved the final version of the manuscript. VPM is the guarantor for this manuscript.
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