Fractured Tooth: Case Study

dentist evaluation of patient with fractured tooth

Dentist Evaluation

Tooth #29 has fractured the mesial and incisal portion of the facial cusp.

The PAX reveals no pathology.

The BWX reveals an MO and DO composite restoration that is intact, yet the facial aspect of the mesial restoration is exposed due to the fracture.

The history of trigeminal neuralgia may present a problem whenever we work on this patient.

The injections, opening of the mouth for extended periods, and any alteration of the current occlusal scheme can exacerbate a flare-up.

Caution needs to be taken prior to proceeding.

Chad Duplantis, D.D.S, F.A.G.D

Chad Duplantis, D.D.S, F.A.G.D

Dr. Chad Duplantis has been lecturing nationally on various aspects of Digital and CAD/CAM Dentistry, Restorative Implant Dentistry, and other topics. He has been published in numerous dental journals. He is also the co-founder of a social media group aimed at creating well-informed dentists and improving dental education.