Dental emergency is a broad, umbrella term used
to describe an issue involving the teeth and
supporting tissues that is of high importance to
be fixed/treated by the relevant professional.
Dental trauma refers to an injury on hard
and soft tissues of the oral cavity and
This includes the teeth and surrounding
tissues, the periodontium, tongue, lips
It is more prevalent with children between
8– 12 years of age but can still happen to
The prognosis of the tooth is worse the
longer it is out of the mouth.
Fractures of teeth
Intrusion or concussion
Primary vs Permanent
Final For Dental Troma
Pen or amoxicillin usually sufficient
Consider clindamycin or EES if allergic
Don’t forget tetanus immunization
Dental Infection ?
A tooth infection is a complication of tooth decay. It
may also occur when a tooth is broken or chipped.
Openings in the tooth enamel allow bacteria to infect
the center of the tooth (the pulp). Infection may
spread from the root of the tooth to the bones
supporting the tooth.
Tooth restorations are the various ways your dentist can
replace or restore missing teeth or missing parts of the tooth
structure. Tooth structure can be missing due to decay,
deterioration of a previously placed restoration, or fracture of
Dental Restoration Examples
Fillings : are the most common type of dental restoration. Teeth can be filled
with gold, silver amalgam, or tooth-colored plastic and glass materials called
composite resin fillings.
Crowns : are a tooth-shaped "cap" that is placed over a tooth to restore its
shape and size, strength, appearance, to hold a bridge in place or cover a dental
Bridges : are false teeth that are designed to "bridge" the gap created by one or
more missing teeth. Bridges can be anchored on either side by crowns and cemented
permanently into place.
Implants : are replacement tooth roots. Implants are actually a small post
made of metal that are placed into the bone socket where teeth are missing.
Dentures : are a removable replacement for missing teeth and surrounding
tissues. They are made of acrylic resin sometimes combined with metal attachments.
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