Alveolar fractures - Treatment Guidelines

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  • Manual repositioning or repositioning using forceps of the displaced segment.
  • Stabilize the segment with flexible splinting for 4 weeks

Patient instructions

  • Soft food for 1 week
  • Good healing following an injury to the teeth and oral tissues depends, in part, on good oral hygiene. Brushing with a soft brush and rinsing with chlorhexidine 0.1 % is beneficial to prevent accumulation of plaque and debris.


  • Splint removal and clinical and radiographic control after 4 weeks.
  • Clinical and radiographic control after 6-8 weeks, 4 months, 6 months, 1 year and yearly for 5 years

Dental Trauma Guide 2010 - produced in cooperation with the Resource Centre for Rare Oral Diseases and Department of Oral and Maxillo-Facial Surgery
at the University Hospital of Copenhagen - Last edited the 07-01-2014.