Since the publication of the first edition of this book, increased knowledge of treatment outcomes combined with better techniques, new materials, and innovative technology have led to improved diagnosis and management of dental traumatic injuries. This new edition emphasizes a minimally invasive approach to treating dental traumas in which procedures are aimed at assisting the natural healing process of the dental hard tissues, pulp, periodontal ligament, and alveolar bone; where possible, invasive restoration, pulpectomy, and extraction are avoided. As in the previous edition, key points related to examination and diagnosis, treatment planning, and treatment procedures are described for specific types of dental trauma, and long-term follow-up is encouraged. New cases and updated protocols elucidate the most recent approaches to effective treatment of dental traumatic injuries, and the use of dental cone beam computed tomography, which has dramatically improved diagnosis for traumatized teeth, is emphasized throughout.
240 pp (softcover); 743 illus (mostly color);