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Predisposition Index of Braly and Maxwell for Tooth Fracture

Purpose:

To identify a tooth at risk for fracture using the Predisposition Index of Braly and Maxwell.

Specialty:

Neurology, Psychiatry, Ophthalmology & Otolaryngology

Objective:

risk factors, severity, prognosis, stage

ICD-10:

S02.5

Description:

Braly and Maxwell used the Predisposition Index as a semiquantitative method for identifying the risk of a tooth becoming fractured. This can help the dentist identify teeth that are at risk for fracture so that preventive steps can be taken. The authors are from the University of California in San Francisco.

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