Sequelae and Management Options

  • Rebecca L. Slayton
  • Elizabeth A. Palmer


The appropriate management of a traumatic dental injury at the time of the accident is essential for ensuring the best possible outcome for the tooth and the child. Even when everything is done according to the guidelines, there are sequelae that can’t be avoided. It is the responsibility of the dentist to inform the patient and caregiver of the potential consequences and to prepare them for how these sequelae can be managed. The trauma guidelines from the International Association for Dental Traumatology provide recommendations for the frequency and type of follow-up evaluation so that the sequelae can be managed as they occur. The sequelae are present in the pulp chamber, the roots, and succedaneous tooth buds. Knowing what to expect and how to manage the consequences of traumatic dental injuries is the responsibility of the dental team.


Dental trauma Adolescent Permanent teeth Enamel defects Ankylosis Decoronation Pulp regeneration Autotransplantation Resin infiltration Trauma guidelines 


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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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