Interdisciplinary Trauma Management in an Elderly Patient, A Case Report
George T Felt , Ahmad Soolari*
Identifiers and Pagination:Year: 2014
First Page: 201
Last Page: 206
Publisher ID: TODENTJ-8-201
Article History:Received Date: 27/4/2014
Revision Received Date: 9/9/2014
Acceptance Date: 28/9/2014
Electronic publication date: 14 /11/2014
Collection year: 2014
open-access license: This is an open access article licensed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/) which permits unrestricted, non-commercial use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the work is properly cited.
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.