ERIC Number: EJ884755
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
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Reference Count: 19
Tooth Avulsion in the School Setting
Krause-Parello, Cheryl A.
Journal of School Nursing, v21 n5 p279-282 2005
Tooth avulsions occur when a tooth is displaced from its socket. Tooth avulsions are common dental injuries that may occur before, during, or after school. Therefore, it is essential that school nurses be well prepared to intervene when such a dental emergency arises. It is also imperative that school nurses and school personnel are fully equipped to manage a tooth avulsion. Time is of the essence when attempting to save an avulsed tooth. The goal is to successfully reinsert the avulsed tooth and to preserve the periodontal ligament. The school nurse is responsible for implementing the appropriate actions needed to save the avulsed tooth.
Descriptors: School Nurses, Dentistry, Dental Health, Child Health, Injuries, Intervention, Role, School Personnel, Responsibility
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