Increased knowledge of treatment outcomes, combined with better techniques and materials, has led to improved managemetn and more predictable results for victims of dental trauma. To save teeth and restore function and esthetics, the clinical approach to dental trauma requires accurate diagnosis of the severity and extent of injury, treatment of the acute aspect of the injury, and long-term follow-up and treatment of injury sequelae. Each chapter is arranged by: description; examination and diagnosis; key points; treatment plan; and treatment procedures. Described is the biologic basis of healing and the benefits of allowing healing to be used in the management of traumatic dental injuries. Also described are the roles orthodontic and restorative modalities play in the management of dental trauma.
More than 50 cases and 480 exceptional images—intraoral, radiographic, and schematic—elucidate the most effective approaches to all forms of dental trauma.
Table of Contents:
1. Anatomical Considerations
2. Classification and Examination
3. Crown Fracture
4. Crown-Root Fracture
5. Root Fracture
6. Concussion and Subluxation
7. Extrusive and Lateral Luxation
8. Intrusive Luxation
10. Trauma to the Supporting Structures
11. Trauma to the Primary Dentition
Significant improvements have taken place in all aspects of dentistry during the past quarter century. Improved treatment techniques, better materials, and heightened awareness of the benefits of prevention and the use of fluoride all have resulted in better dental health in many countries. Improvements have also occurred in the area of dental trauma: Increased knowledge of the outcome of treatment approaches, along with improvement in materials and techniques, has led to better management and more predictable results. In this book, Dr Tsukiboshi emphasizes the importance of the three factors determining the prognosis of a traumatic injury: Accurate diagnosis of the extent and severity of the traumatic injury, the initial treatment of the acute aspect of the injury, and the long-term follow-up and treatment of sequelae to the injury. An important aspect often overlooked in other texts on dental trauma is the emphasis on avoiding unnecessary treatment procedures, particularly in the teeth of young patients. To this end, Dr Tsukiboshi describes clearly the biologic basis for healing after injury and the benefits of allowing normal healing processes to be used in the management of dental injuries. Overtreatment is to be avoided. With the current knowledge available in managing the traumatized tooth, the goal of this text is to provide guidance in saving teeth, restoring function, and improving esthetics after traumatic injury.
Leif K. Bakland, DDS
Professor and Chair
Department of Endodontics
Loma Linda University School of Dentistry
"...This book was easy to read and is highly recommended as reading for undergraduate students. I would also recommend this book as a quick reference for clinicians. This book gives the reader an excellent basic understanding of dental trauma."
Reviewed by Harry Vlachodimitropoulos in ADAVB Newsletter, September 2001