Avulsion - Diagnostic signs

Description The tooth is completely displaced out of its socket. Clinically the socket is found empty or filled with a coagulum.
Visual signs The tooth is removed from its socket.
Percussion test Not relevant.
Mobility test Not relevant.
Sensibility test Not relevant.
Radiographic findings The alveolar socket will be empty. If the avulsed tooth is not present a radiographic examination is essential to ensure that the missing tooth is not intruded.
Radiographs recommended An occlusal exposure is recommended in order to screen for the presence of root fragments and to make sure that the missing tooth is not intruded.

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.