Enamel fracture - diagnostic signs

Description A fracture confined to the enamel with loss of tooth structure.
Visual signs Visible loss of enamel. No visible sign of exposed dentin.
Percussion test Not tender. If tenderness is observed evaluate the tooth for a possible luxation or root fracture injury.
Mobility test Normal mobility.
Sensibility pulp test Not reliable in primary teeth. Inconsistent results.
Radiographic findings The enamel loss is visible.
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.