RESEARCH ARTICLE


Interdisciplinary Trauma Management in an Elderly Patient, A Case Report



George T Felt , Ahmad Soolari*
George Felt, DDS, MAGD, ABGD has a Certificate in Periodontics from NYU, and a Certificate from Progressive Or-thodontics Seminars. He is Board Certified by the American Board of General Dentistry. He practices general dentistry in Meredith, NH
Certificate in Periodontics from the Department of Eastman Dental and a MS degree from the University of Rochester, Rochester, New York. Dr. Soolari operates a specialty practice in the Silver Spring, Gaithersburg and Potomac area of Montgomery County, Maryland


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Abstract

The current report reviews a case of mixed dental trauma consequent to a fall by an older patient. The patient’s teeth were forced out of alignment by the trauma and suffered pulpal necrosis. Treatment involved not only healing the acute injuries, but also attending to some subtle delayed problems that became apparent during treatment. Treatments involving endodontics, periodontics, orthodontics, and restorative dentistry were used to address all of the patient’s concerns. This insured that the traumatic occlusion was corrected, appropriate esthetics was restored and normal speech and function was regained. All signs of trauma were recognized, every treatment step was documented, and appropriate follow-up was provided throughout the recovery period.

Keywords: Dental trauma, interdisciplinary cooperation, trauma management.