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Dental Injury Evaluation
- Tooth avulsion:
- Disrupted from normal position in socket or completely knocked out of the socket
- Broken or chipped teeth
Dental x-rays may be required to evaluate a dental injury, in order to assess a broken tooth, facial injury or jaw injury.
Tests that may be used to evaluate a dental injury include:
Panorex x-ray is ideal for evaluating many dental injuries.
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PubMed Dental Injury References
- Bader JD, Martin JA, Shugars DA. Preliminary estimates of the incidence and consequences of tooth fracture. J Am Dent Assoc. 1995 Dec;126(12):1650-4. 
- Bader JD, Shugars DA, Martin JA. Risk indicators for posterior tooth fracture. J Am Dent Assoc. 2004 Jul;135(7):883-92. 
- Ellis SG, Macfarlane TV, McCord JF. Influence of patient age on the nature of tooth fracture. J Prosthet Dent. 1999 Aug;82(2):226-30.