AAE Offers Helpful Guidelines for Treating Traumatic Dental Injuries

Dental professionals work together to provide the highest level of patient care for individuals affected by traumatic dental injuries. When it comes to treating traumatic dental injuries, the American Association of Endodontics (AAE) strongly encourages professionals to provide timely treatment to maximize the chances for retaining natural teeth. Of course there are variations in patient health, tooth condition, and patient treatment preferences that may affect the outcome of any procedure, but the AAE is so dedicated to this principle that they offer dentists and endodontists a helpful guide to the most effective ways of treating common injuries in order to better protect natural teeth. An Online Guide to Endodontic Treatments The document titled, The Recommended Guidelines of the American Association of Endodontists for the Treatment of Traumatic Dental Injuries (2013), provides a comprehensive review of the most common traumatic dental injuries and outlines available treatment options for each scenario.   The guide includes the definition and diagnosis of different injuries, clinical assessments, imaging and radiographic assessments, treatment guidelines, and patient instructions for eight different categories of common dental injuries. Working with Traumatic Dental Injury Patients When working with patients, it is important to explain different treatment options available so the patient [...]