Mandibular fractures with dental root fracture

Case contributed by Assoc Prof Craig Hacking


Punch injury.

Patient Data

Age: 25 years
Gender: Male
  1. Displaced oblique fracture of the right mandibular angle extending into the alveolar process with associated displaced fracture of the mesial root of the 48 tooth.
  2. Minimally displaced oblique fracture of the left mandibular ramus extending into the coronoid process.

Case Discussion

Occasionally a mandibular fracture may traverse an alveolar process and fracture the associated dental root (dentoalveolar fracture).

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Case information

rID: 73061
Published: 2nd Jan 2020
Last edited: 3rd Jan 2020
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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