Tissue Preservation following Significant Dental Trauma
The tissues of the oral cavity are notoriously difficult to preserve. And once they have been lost, it can be near impossible to restore them. For this reason, new guidelines from the International Association of Dental Trauma recommend that the primary goal in the treatment of dental trauma is to preserve natural dentition and the surrounding tissues.
In this edition of CDA Oasis Live, Dr. John O’Keefe, Director of Knowledge Networks CDA, talks to Dr. Liran Levin, Professor of Periodontology at the University of Alberta and president-elect of the International Association of Dental Traumatology. Dr. Levin explains why he believes a tissue preservation approach is crucial, not only in pediatric cases of dental trauma, but for patients of all ages.
He introduces the new IADT guidelines, and illustrates his thinking through a case study involving the auto-transplantation of a premolar to a lost incisor location in a 13-year-old boy.
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Until next time!
CDA Oasis Team