RECORDING DENTAL TRAUMA CASES USING EDEN BAYSAL DENTAL TRAUMA INDEX
Traumatic dental injuries need an emergency approach for better prognosis. Impact to the face and jaw area causes damage to the surrounding hard and soft tissues as well as teeth at various levels. The correct diagnosis of the tissues affected by the damage, the type of injury and the development of the tooth play a decisive role in treatment planning. Keeping accurate records of trauma cases has an important place in evaluating the prognosis and follow-ups. Eden Baysal Dental Trauma Index is the first index developed for the recording of dental trauma and it is based on a 5-digit coding principle that allows the effects of injury to be recorded on the basis of teeth and tissues. The index allows the clinician to easily record the type of injury related to the affected structures (enamel, dentin, cementum, pulp, periodontal ligament and alveolar bone) according to Andreasen’s classification. The “Modified Eden Baysal Dental Trauma Index”, on the other hand, provides recording of soft tissue injuries with superscript numbers on patient base in addition to information of teeth affected by trauma. The index has been in used in IADT Trauma Guide since April 2020. This presentation will include the content of the index and practical information about its clinical use.