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==Dentoalveolar Injuries==
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* '''Fracture'''
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** Enamel
*** Routine f/u
*** Nothing to do
** Enamel + dentin (yellowish)
*** Adult
**** Next day f/u
**** Consider placing calcium hydroxide paste over fracture site as needed for comfort<span style="line-height: 20px"></span>
*** Child
**** Place calcium hydroxide paste
***** More important in children than adults because children have less dentin to protect the pulp
**** Immediate referral
** Enamel + dentin + pulp (reddish)
*** Immediate referral (dental emergency)
*** If no dentist is available, place moist cotton over exposed pulp and cover with foil or seal with canal sealant
*** Consider antibiotics (penicillin or clindamycin)
* '''Subluxation'''
** Minimally mobile
*** Soft diet for 14 days
** Markedly mobile
*** Immediate referral for stabilization
*** Temporizing measure: Periodontal pack in which tooth is bonded to its two neighboring teeth on both sides
* '''Avulsion'''
** Dental emergency
** Where is the tooth?
*** May be intruded, aspirated, swallowed, or embedded in the oral mucosa
**** Consider facial films, CXR
** Adult
*** Replace avulsed tooth as soon as possible! (as long as no alveolar ridge fx, no severe socket injury)
**** Rinse tooth in saline, socket is suctioned (if necessary), reimplant tooth, bond tooth to neighboring teeth
**** Manipulate tooth only by the crown
*** Storage solution (in order of efficacy): Hank's balanced salt solution > Milk > saliva > saline</span>
*** Tetanus vaccine if indicated
*** Consider antibiotics (penicillin or clindamycin)
** Child
*** Do not reimplant primary teeth
**** Refer to pedodontist for space maintainer
* '''Bleeding Socket'''
** Apply pressure by having pt bite on gauze or tea bag
==Odontogenic infections==
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===Dental Carie/Pulpitis===
#dental referral only
===Periapical vs. Periodontal Abcess===
Exquisite pain to percussion suggests an underlying periapical abscess,
More commonly, fluctuant abscesses are a result of periodontal abscesses and are best treated with an incision and drainage
==See Also==
==See Also==
Acute Alveolar Osteitis (Dry Socket)
*[[Dental numbers]]
*[[Maxillofacial trauma]]
*[[Diagnoses by Body Part (Main)]]
Dental Numbers

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