Mandible Fractures and Dental Trauma
Emergency Medicine Clinics of North America
Emergencies, Emergency Medical Services, Emergency Service, Hospital, Humans, Mandibular Fractures, Tooth Avulsion, Tooth Injuries
Appropriate and timely management of traumatic injury to the teeth and their supporting structures plays an important role in determining long-term outcome. This article reviews the relevant anatomy and describes the initial diagnosis and treatment approach to dentoalveolar traumatic injury and fractures of the mandible. Procedures for initial stabilization and appropriate referral are also discussed.
Murray JM. Mandible fractures and dental trauma. Emerg Med Clin North Am. 2013;31(2):553-573. doi:10.1016/j.emc.2013.02.002