Preliminary estimates of the incidence and consequences of tooth fracture.

@article{Bader1995PreliminaryEO,
  title={Preliminary estimates of the incidence and consequences of tooth fracture.},
  author={James D. Bader and Jean Antoine Martin and Daniel A. Shugars},
  journal={Journal of the American Dental Association},
  year={1995},
  volume={126 12},
  pages={1650-4}
}
The authors studied all tooth fractures identified within a two-week period among adult enrollees in a dental health maintenance organization to determine the incidence and severity of this condition. They found complete fracture rates of 5.0 and 4.4 per 100 adults per year for all teeth and for posterior teeth, respectively, with 15 percent of fractures resulting in pulpal involvement or extraction. These estimates, the first to be reported, provide information that is potentially useful to… CONTINUE READING

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