Influence of the maxillary canine on mandibular fracture

John R. Abbott*, Mark H. Moore, David J. David

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Abstract

The length of the root of the mandibular canine tooth has been considered by many authors as being a source of weakness in the mandible. It has also been suggested that a direct blow or a bending force around this tooth can result in traumatic injury. We advance a theory that implicates the maxillary canine tooth as directly contributing to the mandibular canine region fracture pattern.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)141-144
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Craniofacial Surgery
Volume3
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1992
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Canine tooth
  • Fracture patterns
  • Mandible
  • Maxilla

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