Dentoalveolar and perioral soft tissue injuries frequently occur and are caused by many types of trauma. The most common causes are falls, motor vehicle accidents, sports injuries, altercations, child abuse, and playground accidents. Falling causes many injuries, which starts when: a child begins to walk and peaks just before school age.’ The dentist is likely to be called by a frantic parent whose child has just fallen and is bleeding from the mouth. It is. important for dentists to be familiar with dentoalveolar injuries so that they can effectively manage them when they occur.
Management of Dentoalveolar Injuries
Injuries to the teeth and alveolar process are common and should be considered emergency conditions, because a successful outcome depends on prompt attention to the injury. Because proper treatment can be given only after an accurate diagnosis, the diagnostic process should corn- I