Oral Health and Dental Management

Oral Health and Dental Management
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Tooth discoloration after traumatic injury: A diagnostic challenge

4th Asia Pacific Congress & Expo on Dental and Oral Health

July 27-29, 2015 Brisbane, Australia

Sumit Kumar Panchal

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Abstract :

Discolored teeth are seen frequently in the dental office and present a major challenge to dentists. It is essential to recognize the causes in order to establish appropriate therapy. One of the reasons for tooth discoloration is traumatic injury. This discoloration can vary from pink, yellow or dark gray, depending primarily on the degree of pulp condition and response following injury. The dental pulp may become inflamed and bleed or may mineralize as post traumatic sequelae. Of these conditions depend upon the color change of the affected tooth. Ignoring pulpar responses can lead to misdiagnosis and inappropriate treatment.

Biography :

Sumit Kumar Panchal has a BDS degree from D.J Dental College, Modinagar U.P, India. Since 2013 he is in private practice in New Delhi and a Consultant Dental Surgeon at Saraswati Hospital, Gurgaon, Haryana, India. One of his articles has been published in dental update (Issue vol-12, No- 4, March-April 2014 at page no- 40) in South Asia edition.