Table 1

From: How flexible is your trauma splint?

Rigid Splinting Flexible Splinting
Injured teeth are immobilised Provides some functional movement of traumatised teeth
Higher incidence of ankylosis Lower incidence of ankylosis
Poorer healing outcomes Better healing outcomes
Increased incidence of external root resorption Reduced incidence of external root resorption
Increased incidence of pulp necrosis Reduced incidence of pulp necrosis