Alveolar Ridge Trauma


Background

  1. The supporting bone of the teeth
  2. Fractures most often occur in segments

Pathophysiology

  1. Usually caused by blunt trauma to teeth
  2. Morbidity

Diagnostics

  1. History
  2. Physical exam
  3. Diagnostic imaging

Treatment

  1. Dental / Oral surgery consult
  2. Digital reduction of segment
  3. Splint segment
  4. Other treatment
  5. Surgical repair of accompanying soft tissue lacerations
  6. Soft diet

Disposition

  1. Followup with dentist / OMFS ASAP