What Would You Do?

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What is the diagnosis?

An intruded lateral incisor in a 3 year old child

What would you do?

Treatment includes a soft diet for one to two weeks and a soft toothbrush with dental referral to assess for potential damage to surrounding teeth. These teeth can re-erupt.
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What is the diagnosis?

A periapical abscess

What would you do?

Treatment could include incision and drainage, antibiotics if concurrent cellulitis is present, analgesics, and referral to a dentist for definitive treatment with root canal or extraction.
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What is the diagnosis?

An avulsed permanent tooth

What would you do?

If the tooth cannot be found, consider ingestion, aspiration, or impaction into sinus. Carefully rinse without damaging periodontal ligament on root and replace in the socket, ideally within 5 minutes. If tooth transport outside the mouth is necessary, use an appropriate medium. Facilitate prompt dental evaluation.