Traumatic Dental Injuries

This course is designed to enhance the clinical skills for the management of traumatic dental injuries in the clinical practice.

Introduction of the course This course is designed to enhance the clinical skills for the management of traumatic dental injuries in the clinical practice.

Objective: At the end of the course the learner would be able to:
  • Understand why treating a traumatic dental injury is important
  • Understand the different types and causes of traumatic injuries
  • Become familiar with dental trauma classification systems
  • Utilize a systematic approach for evaluating a patient with dental trauma
  • Become familiar with diagnostic methods and radiographic techniques  for different trauma patients
  • Understand how to examine for trauma
  • Understand current dental trauma guidelines
  • Develop clinical criteria for treatment
  • Diagnose and treat dental trauma in the primary and the permanent dentition
  • Become familiar with emergency management of dental trauma

Curriculum For This Course

Traumatic Dental Injury is an impact injury to the teeth and/or other hard and soft tissues within and around the vicinity of the mouth and oral cavity. As a clinician we frequently find the variety of dental trauma cases in our clinic.

Traumatic dental injuries are sudden, unexpected, accidental and cause lots of physical and emotional pain to the patient.
In this chapter we will discuss about various causes of trauma to anterior teeth.
This lecture will introduce the learner to Ellis and Davey classification of traumatic dental injury to anterior teeth.

This chapter incorporates how to record the history when a patient with traumatic dental injuries comes to clinic
In this chapter we will discuss about importance of soft tissue clinical examination in patient with traumatic dental injuries.
Hard tissue clinical examination involves careful examination of the injured teeth as well as surrounding alveolar bone and jaw bone.

This lecture will introduce the learner to treatment of Ellis class I and II trauma.
In this chapter we will discuss about management of Ellis class III fracture. We will learn about effect of trauma on root apex closure, and the difference in treatment of pulp exposure in completely formed tooth and incompletely formed young permanent tooth in school going children.
Dental trauma can lead to non vitality of tooth and in that case clinician need to extirpate the complete pulp from traumatized tooth and has to go for non vital pulp therapies.
This chapter will cover management of avulsed tooth at the accident site and in the clinic. There will be discussion about storage mediums for avulsed tooth and treatment plan according to the dry time of tooth for which tooth was out of socket.
Broadly root fractures can be classified in two categories Horizontal and Vertical root fractures. This lecture will introduce the learner to classification of root fractures that will help in understanding the treatment of root fracture.
Different treatment options are available for Horizontal and Vertical root fractures. Choice of treatment will depend on various factors like location of fracture line, presence or absence of coronal fractured segment and many more.

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