wire splint

wire splint

1. a device for stabilizing teeth loosened by accident or by a periodontal condition in the maxilla or mandible.
2. a device for reducing and stabilizing maxillary or mandibular fractures; it is applied to both jaws, with its two components connected by intermaxillary wires or rubber bands.

wire splint

(wīr splint)
1. Device for stabilizing teeth loosened by trauma or by a periodontal condition in maxilla or mandible.
2. Device for reducing and stabilizing maxillary or mandibular fractures; applied to both jaws, with its two components connected by intermaxillary wires or rubber bands.
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It was disappointing to note that only 44% of the practitioners in our study selected a stainless steel wire splint. Comparable observations were seen in the researches by Abdullah in which 52% of the dentists stated that they would employ a rigid splint.23 A splinting duration of 15 days was appropriately chosen by 73% of the dentists which is a much better statistic than the Alkharj study where 39% of the practitioners recognized that a stainless steel wire splint was indicated for two weeks.1 Likewise, 58.6% of the dentists gave incorrect answers regarding splinting in a study carried out in the University of Cagliari, Italy.
During the first appointment when the patient presented, the fractured fragment was held with finger pressure into its original position and was stabilized to adjacent teeth with composite wire splint for one week (Fig.
He was seen the day of the accident by his family dentist and a composite resin-stainless steel wire splint was applied to the traumatised tooth.