Lightning Learning: Naming (Adult) Teeth

Lightning Learning: Naming (Adult) Teeth

“A working knowledge of how to name teeth can help if referral is needed and when documenting your examination.”
— advice is based on local guidelines & procedures
 
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How?

When dental problems present to the ED many of us have little experience of dentistry or Max Fax. A working knowledge of how to name teeth can help if referral is needed and when documenting your examination.

There are multiple systems for identifying teeth. They can be numbered 1-8 from the midline, but you must remember to include the quadrant the tooth is in!

Alternatively you can name the tooth. This avoids confusion from variations in numbering systems.

Further Reading

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