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Bits and pieces on amputations and avulsions!
  1. Michael Davey1,2
  1. 1Emergency Department, Royal Adelaide Hospital, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
  2. 2Division Acute Care Medicine, University of Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
  1. Correspondence to Michael Davey, Emergency Department, Royal Adelaide Hospital, Adelaide, South Australia 5000, Australia; michael.davey{at}health.sa.gov.au

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Question 1

Which of the following are true regarding tooth avulsions?

  1. Primary teeth should not be replaced after avulsion.

  2. The majority of patients presenting to the emergency department with an avulsed tooth will lose that tooth.

  3. Milk will preserve the periodontal ligament for 4–8 h.

  4. The root of an avulsed tooth should not be wiped clean of gross contaminants because this may damage the periodontal ligament.

Question 2

Which of the following are true regarding amputations …

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