Revista Paulista de Pediatria
Print version ISSN 0103-0582
SANABE, Mariane Emi; CAVALCANTE, Lícia Bezerra; COLDEBELLA, Cármen Regina and ABREU-E-LIMA, Fabio Cesar B. de. Dental traumatism urgencies: classification, signs and procedures. Rev. paul. pediatr. [online]. 2009, vol.27, n.4, pp. 447-451. ISSN 0103-0582. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0103-05822009000400015.
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this literature review is to discuss the clinical aspects of dental urgencies related to dental traumatisms, providing more information for health professionals who work in emergency units, such as pediatricians or physicians on-call and nurses. DATA SOURCE: The studies were searched and selected in the Pubmed and Bireme databases, from the past 13 years. The keywords were: tooth injuries, deciduous tooth and permanent tooth. The inclusion criteria were: articles written in English and Portuguese related to incidence, prevalence, cause, guidelines and case reports of dental traumatism. Studies about dental bleaching in dental trauma, face bone trauma and reduced post-operative case reports were excluded. DATA SYNTHESIS: The data were briefly described so that it can be easily read and quickly accessible regarding procedures, urgency attention and correct choice for dental and fragment storage. CONCLUSIONS: The knowledge on the subject, the agility to deal with urgent situations and the correct patient follow-up improve prognosis.
Keywords : tooth; tooth injuries; tooth, deciduous; tooth, permanent.