Dental injury often occurs in the context of other trauma. True or false?
Dental trauma management depends on whether injury involves primary or permanent teeth. Primary teeth are never re-positioned, splinted or re-inserted. True or false?
Avulsion of permanent tooth is a dental emergency unless the tooth is placed in an appropriate transport medium which increases the chances of survival. True or false?
The suggested examination of the child’s teeth should be with the child in the embrace of a parent or caregiver. True or false?
What defines a concussed tooth?
tender but firm
What defines a subluxed tooth?
tender and loose and blood around gum
What is the difference between an extrusion and an avulsion injury ?
extrusion is partially out of the socket
avulsion is completely out
When examining a possible tooth avulsion, an X-ray may be necessary to differentiate it form a fully intruded tooth. True or false?
Exposed pulp should be suspected when tooth injury reveals a pink and painful area. True or false?
It is preferable to wait for the dentist to re-implant an avulsed permanent tooth as long as the tooth is placed in appropriate transport medium. True or false?