Common dental and orofacial trauma: evaluation and management.

  title={Common dental and orofacial trauma: evaluation and management.},
  author={Prem B Patel and David C. Stanton and Eric Jon Granquist},
  journal={The Medical clinics of North America},
  volume={98 6},
This article reviews common dental and orofacial traumatic injuries, and provides a broad overview and general principles of the diagnosis and management of common dental and orofacial injuries. Such knowledge will aid the physician in recognition and assessment of injury, proper treatment, and appropriate referral to the specialist. Although many of these injuries warrant appropriate consultation, a sound understanding of assessment and treatment protocol is important.