Primary Tooth Luxation Injuries

  • Rebecca L. Slayton
  • Elizabeth A. Palmer


A traumatic injury to the mouth that results in partial or complete displacement of one or more teeth out of the socket, is called a luxation injury. One of the concerns related to this type of injury is that the root of the luxated primary tooth may cause damage to the developing permanent tooth bud. This is more likely when a primary tooth is intruded or when it is luxated labially, causing the root to be pushed toward the developing permanent tooth. There is also risk to the permanent tooth when a primary tooth is avulsed, presumably due to the impact on the alveolar bone that caused the avulsion. Priorities for management of luxated primary teeth include efforts to maintain the health of the primary teeth while minimizing the risk for damage to the developing permanent teeth.


Dental trauma Pediatric Primary teeth Tooth luxation Behavior guidance Trauma guidelines Intrusive luxation Tooth avulsion 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Rebecca L. Slayton
    • 1
  • Elizabeth A. Palmer
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Pediatric DentistryUniversity of Washington School of DentistrySeattleUSA
  2. 2.Department of Pediatric DentistryOregon Health & Science University School of DentistryPortlandUSA

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