Fractured Tooth Workup

Updated: Jan 04, 2021
  • Author: Lynnus F Peng, MD; Chief Editor: Anil P Punjabi, MD, DDS  more...
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Imaging Studies

Obtain four films (maxillary anterior and three periapical films from various angles) to evaluate a dental fracture or displacement.

In the emergency department (ED), because such specialized films are often not available, use a limited facial series and a Panorex to evaluate maxillary and mandibular fractures, foreign bodies, and displacement.

A Panorex can be used to assess a mandibular fracture.