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ARAB DENTAL  •  ISSN 1861-8251

ARAB DENTAL 25 (2012), No. 1     15. Mar. 2012
ARAB DENTAL 25 (2012), No. 1  (15.03.2012)

Page 4-13, Language: Arabic

Dealing with Complications and Late Sequelae Following Dental Trauma
Siahi-Benlarbi, Rachida / May, Andreas / Schulz-Weidner, Nelly
From an epidemiological point of view more than half of all children and adolescents are affected by dental trauma, which occurs with approx. 30% in the deciduous dentition and with approx. 20% to 25% in the permanent dentition. The resulting accidental injuries are a major undertaking and challenge for the treating dentist. In addition to the planned future treatment, which mainly depends on the development status of the dentition, therapy focuses on immediate treatment. Competent treatment of dental trauma not only requires knowledge of restorative dentistry but also special skills in the fields of endodontics, periodontology and oral surgery. These specialised fields of expertise are important, as injuries in the deciduous dentition that appear harmless initially can easily result in the necessity of long-term treatment that can extend into adulthood (e.g. mineralisation disorders, tooth loss, prosthetic spaces or implant treatment).