Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Permanent Tooth Avulsion Types

Types of secondary tooth avulsions include:

  • Partial tooth avulsion:
    • Tooth is still in the socket, but is out of normal position
  • Total or complete tooth avulsion:
    • Tooth is knocked out of the socket
    • This usually involves a fracture of the bone surrounding the tooth root.
    • Tooth avulsions also damage the ligaments and nerves to the teeth.

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Last Updated: Jan 4, 2011 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Permanent Tooth Avulsion References
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