Diagnosis of acute dental trauma: the importance of standardized documentation: a review

Andreasen, Frances M. and Kahler, Bill (2015) Diagnosis of acute dental trauma: the importance of standardized documentation: a review. Dental Traumatology, 31 5: 340-349. doi:10.1111/edt.12187


Author Andreasen, Frances M.
Kahler, Bill
Title Diagnosis of acute dental trauma: the importance of standardized documentation: a review
Journal name Dental Traumatology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1600-9657
1600-4469
Publication date 2015-06-08
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
DOI 10.1111/edt.12187
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 31
Issue 5
Start page 340
End page 349
Total pages 10
Place of publication Chichester, United Kingdom
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell Publishing
Collection year 2016
Language eng
Abstract In 1985 Andreasen and Andreasen published a paper on the diagnosis of luxation injuries and outlined the importance of standardized clinical, radiographic, and photographic techniques. Now 30 years later, these recommendations remain current in the International Association of Dental Traumatology (IADT) guidelines for the management of dental trauma and describe circumstances surrounding the time of injury, the extent of trauma (e.g., type of luxation injury), healing potential (e.g., stage of root development) as well as information concerning subsequent treatment. The purpose of this review was to include findings for other types of trauma and to discuss more recent studies that augment and/or improve on the original findings from 30 years ago. The present review discusses the use of a standardized clinical registration (pulpal sensibility testing, laser Doppler flowmetry, mobility testing), radiographic survey, and photographic registration of the traumatized patient. Moreover, the value of digital radiographs and recent developments in computer tomography with respect to possible enhancement of the trauma diagnosis are discussed.
Keyword Acute dental trauma
Clinical examination
Clinical photographs
Cone beam computed tomography
Intra-oral radiography
Standardized documentation
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
Collections: Official 2016 Collection
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