- Top of page
- Dental traumatology, the evidence problem
- What is the cause of this problem?
- What are the alternatives?
- Are animal experiments reliable?
- Are human clinical non-randomised studies a valid approach to assessing the effect of dental trauma treatments?
- How big is the knowledge gap before we can have the necessary scientific foundation for offering evidence-based treatment for all dental trauma types?
- Arriving at the correct diagnosis
- Selecting treatments which may optimize pulp and periodontal healing
- Follow-up regimens for dental trauma patients
- Description and diagnosis of healing complications
- Prediction of healing complications
- What is the status of Dental Trauma Guide?
- Economic background behind the Dental Trauma Guide
- Staff behind the Dental Trauma Guide
- Aims for the future of the Dental Trauma Guide
Abstract – Diagnosis and treatment for traumatic dental injuries are very complex owing to the multiple trauma entities represented by six luxation types and nine fracture types affecting both the primary and the permanent dentition. When it is further considered that fracture and luxation injuries are often combined, the result is that more than 100 trauma scenarios exist, when the two dentitions are combined. Each of these trauma scenarios has a specific treatment demand and prospect for healing. With such a complexity in diagnosis and treatment, it is obvious that even experienced practitioners may have problems in selecting proper treatment for some of these trauma types. To remedy this situation, an Internet-based knowledge base consisting of 4000 dental trauma cases with long-term follow up is now available to the public and the professions on the Internet using the address http://www.DentalTraumaGuide.org. It is the aspiration that the use of this Guide may lead the practitioner to offer an evidence-based diagnosis and treatment.