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Article: Volume 30 Number 2 Page 78 - March 2003

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Paediatric dentistry:  Splinting of Traumatized Teeth in Children

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Abstract: Different types of splints have been used to stabilize traumatized teeth in children.Some of these splints have compromised healing of the teeth and associated dental tissues.This article considers the ideal properties for a splint and describes a method of splinting traumatized teeth in children that meets most of the requirements of an ideal splint.

Clinical relevance: A method of splinting traumatized teeth using readily available dental materials is described.

Author notes: Charlotte L. Brown, BSc, BChD, Senior House Officer, and Iain C. Mackie, BDS, PhD, MSc, FDS, DDPH, Senior Lecturer and Honorary Consultant in Paediatric Dentistry, Unit of Paediatric Dentistry, University Dental Hospital of Manchester.

Objective: To summarize the ideal properties of splints and give examples of their use.