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Re: When teeth are knocked out is it considered a medical 'fracuture?'

Date: Mon May 15 15:10:53 2000
Posted By: Shibbi, Undergraduate, medical, FJDC
Area of science: Anatomy
ID: 956936146.An

Hello Thomas
	Teeth are not considered as bone, i agree with that , that teeth 
are also made of of Calcium and a calcified layer is also there but teeth 
cannot be reffered as Bone. Tooth can be defined as "One of the hard, 
calcified  structures set in the alveolar processes for the biting and 
mastication of food.
Secondly the word "fracture" can only be used for the breaking of bone 
only by the medical point of view. And broken tooth is not considered as 

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