||A fracture of the alveolar process which may or may not involve the alveolar bone socket.
Teeth associated with alveolar fractures are characterized by mobility of the alveolar process; several teeth typically will move as a unit when mobility is checked. Occlusal interference is often present
||Displacement of an alveolar segment. An occlusal change due to misalignment of the fractured alveolar segment is often noted.
This may cause occlusal interference.
||Tenderness to percussion.
||Entire segment mobile and moves as a unit.
|Sensibility pulp test
||Not reliable in primary teeth. Inconsistent results.
||The vertical line of the fracture may run along the PDL or in the septum. The horizontal line may be located apical at the apex or coronal to the apex. An associated root fracture may be present. The horizontal fracture line may run at any level in regard to the
permanent tooth germs. The radiograph will give valuable information in the
assessment of the risk for damage to the permanent teeth.
A lateral radiograph may give
further information about the spatial relation between the two dentitions.
||An occlusal exposure.