Key messages to take away from this course:

  • Consider dental and nondental sources of pain.
  • Understand the disease progression from pulpitis to facial cellulitis.
  • Accurately assess and describe dental trauma for optimal triage and referral.
  • Identify the two true dental emergencies:
    • Facial cellulitis needs immediate antibiotic treatment and possible hospitalization.
    • Avulsed permanent teeth require immediate reimplantation.
  • Clinicians should promote the use of mouth guards and other protective equipment to prevent oral injuries.


To complete the post-test assessment and earn your certificate of completion,

please click the Acute Dental Problems Assessment box below. 

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