About the book
Dental trauma is often underestimated in terms of the challenges associated with diagnosis and treatment as well as accompanying physical and psychological effects – both short and long term. It is estimated that dental trauma affects approximately 60% of the global population and the world has currently around a staggering 1 billion dental trauma victims with 60 million new patients each year. Standard of care procedures in cases of dental trauma are focused on minimizing undesirable consequences, regardless of the fact that treatment of traumatic dental injuries is often complicated and has life-long consequences for individuals. The evolutionary lifestyle and demands of modern society has culminated in an emergence of novel patterns of dental trauma which further complicates management. Thus, regular updates of knowledge on dental trauma is required in order for dental professionals to effectively diagnose, treat and holistically manage dental injuries - both from a short and long term perspective.