Hard Tissue Trauma

Proper management of trauma to the primary and young immature permanent teeth is important for a number of reasons.1,5,6,7

  • Traumatized teeth may lose their vitality over time and may become discolored or abscessed or both.
  • Some traumatic injuries to primary teeth can damage the permanent teeth.
  • Traumatic injuries that cause movement of teeth may interfere with the child’s occlusion resulting in pain during biting and talking.

Hard tissue trauma is divided into various categories on the following pages: Infraction, Crown Fracture – Uncomplicated and Complicated, Crown/Root Fracture and Root Fracture.