Mandibular and dental fracture

Case contributed by Assoc Prof Craig Hacking

Presentation

Punched in jaw. Pain on opening mouth.

Patient Data

Age: 20 years
Gender: Male
X-ray

Mildly displaced oblique fracture of the left posterior body of the mandible with a fracture of 37 tooth. No contralateral fracture demonstrated. TMJs are normally located. Dental caries 18 and 28.

Case Discussion

Example of a mandibular fracture extending into a molar tooth.

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