Traumatic injuries to athletes

Asgeir Sigurdsson, Cecilia Bourguignon

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Abstract

The timeliness of treatment after dental trauma is crucial to successful tooth preservation. This article focuses on the emergency treatment of common forms of dental trauma in athletes, both at the site of the injury and at the dental office. When dental injuries happen to young patients, saving the tooth is an absolute priority, because few long-term replacement solutions can be performed in a growing child. Preserving pulpal vitality of immature teeth is essential to allow continued root development.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)24-29
Number of pages6
JournalGeneral dentistry
Volume63
Issue number6
StatePublished - Nov 1 2015

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dentistry(all)

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    Sigurdsson, A., & Bourguignon, C. (2015). Traumatic injuries to athletes. General dentistry, 63(6), 24-29.