skip over navigation links
Maternal and Child Health Bureau logoA Health Professionals Guide to Pediatric Oral Health Management
HomeModuleModule 1: An Introduction to Infants' and Young Children's Oral HealthModule 2: Managing Infants' and Young Children's Oral HealthModule 3: Oral Conditions and AbnormalitiesModule 4: Prevention of Oral DiseaseModule 5: Non-Nutritive Sucking HabitsModule 6: Oral InjuryModule 7: Infants and Young Children with Special Health Care NeedsContentsGlossaryEvaluationHelp
Module 6: Oral Injury
Module Contents
Overview (current page)
6.1 Injury Prevention
Anticipatory Guidance
6.2 Child Abuse and Neglect
6.3 Injury Types and Consequences
Injury Types
Injury Consequences
6.4 Managing Oral Injuries
Avulsed Teeth
Key Points
Post-Test
References
Additional Resources


Overview

Module 6 discusses how to prevent oral injuries in infants and young children and how child abuse and neglect can be manifested in oral injuries. The module describes the different types of oral injuries that can affect infants’ and young children’s primary teeth and oral tissues and offers health professionals guidance on managing oral injuries. The module also provides guidance on steps to take in the case of an avulsed (lost) permanent tooth.

 

Learning Objectives

Explain how to help prevent oral injuries in infants and young children.

 

Recognize the types of oral injuries that may result from child abuse and neglect.

 

Describe several types of oral injuries that can occur in infants and young children.

 

Describe how to manage oral injuries to primary teeth and soft tissues in infants and young children.

 

List the steps to take in the case of an avulsed permanent tooth.

 
Time to Complete this Lesson Module: Approximately 15 minutes
Begin Module 6

logo: U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration, Maternal and Child Health Bureau