Bud's Common and Simples - Avulsed Teeth



Dr. George "Bud" Higgins shares with us some tricks of the trade regarding evaluating and reimplanting avulsed teeth. He answers four clinical questions regarding the avulsed tooth: 1) How do you classify dental injuries? 2)  How do you know whether or not the avulsed tooth is a primary tooth?  3) When should you consider reimplanting an avulsed tooth? 4) How do you reimplant and stabilize an avulsed tooth until the patient can follow up with a dentist? 


Recorded at the Maine Medical Center emergency medicine residency grand rounds.

George L. Higgins III, MD, FACEP
Professor of Emergency Medicine
Maine Medical Center
Tufts University School of Medicine

Posted by Jeffrey A. Holmes, MD