This article explores clinical guidelines for the management of Traumatic Dental Injuries (TDI) in primary dentition. The prevalence of TDI in primary teeth and predisposing factors are discussed, emphasizing the need for appropriate initial contact and care prioritization. The International Association of Dental Traumatology's (IADT) guidelines for TDI management, focusing on primary teeth, are presented. The article covers treatment modalities, including splinting and vital pulp therapy, and emphasizes the importance of soft tissue management. Classification of TDI is outlined, with attention to supporting bone damage and its implications. Monitoring, follow-up, and care prioritization are discussed, along with ICD-11 coding for documentation and billing. The article underscores the significance of early recognition and referral when necessary.
Vergotine, Rodney J. BChD, MSc(Dent), FAAPD, FIADT, FABPD, FICD and Bhatia, Richa DDS
"Clinical guidelines: Traumatic Dental Injuries in the Primary Dentition,"
The Journal of the Michigan Dental Association: Vol. 105:
1, Article 2.
Available at: https://commons.ada.org/journalmichigandentalassociation/vol105/iss1/2