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.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Journal of Craniofacial Surgery|
|Publication status||Published - 1992|
- Canine tooth
- Fracture patterns