Enamel-dentin fracture - diagnostic signs

Description A fracture confined to enamel and dentin with loss of tooth structure, but not involving the pulp.
Visual signs Visible loss of enamel and dentin. No visible sign of exposed pulp tissue.
Percussion test Not tender. If tenderness is observed evaluate the tooth for possible luxation or root fracture injury.
Mobility test Normal mobility.
Sensibility pulp test Not reliable in primary teeth. Inconsistent results.
Radiographic findings The enamel-dentin loss is visible. The distance between the fracture and the pulp chamber can be evaluated.
Radiographs recommended None.

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.