Dental fracture

Assoc Prof Craig Hacking and Dr Henry Knipe et al.

Dental fractures are often clinically apparent but can be overlooked in the cases of associated facial fractures, especially as root fractures may be clinically occult. 


When both a tooth and alveolar process are fractured, the term dentoalveolar fracture can be used 1


Dental fractures can be classified as 1:

  • crown
  • crown-root
  • root

If the fracture extends through pulp (i.e. root canal) there is an increased risk of devitalization 1


Article information

rID: 71564
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Dentoalveolar fracture
  • Teeth fracture
  • Tooth fracture

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Cases and figures

  • Case 1
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  • Case 2
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  • Case 3: with mandibular fractures
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