Appropriate management of traumatic dental injuries at the hospital emergency department provides a positive impact on patient outcomes

Thai Yeng, Anthony J O’Sullivan, Boaz Shulruf


The objective of this case study is to highlight the importance of medical doctors’ management of acute dental trauma. Correct diagnosis and treatment techniques are essential for an optimal long-term prognosis of restored function and aesthetics for the patient. The aim of correct management of acute traumatic dental injuries (TDI) to permanent teeth is to protect patients from inaccurate diagnosis, poor treatment by clinicians and to stabilize the condition before referring to a dentist for permanent dental care. This case shows that appropriate management of acute dental injuries by the emergency doctor prevented the loss of teeth at an earlier age.
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