Reimplantation of avulsed maxillary central incisors – case report of an 8-year follow-up
Current Issues in Pharmacy and Medical Sciences Vol. 26, No. 1, Pages 68-70
MARCIN BERGER1, JOLANTA SZYMAŃSKA2
1 Department of Functional Masticatory Disorders, Medical University of Lublin, Poland
2 Chair and Department of Paedodontics, Medical University of Lublin, Poland
Dental trauma is very common, especially in children and adolescents. Tooth avulsion (exarticulation), which is a result of complete rupture of periodontal ligaments is one of the most severe dental injuries. The treatment of choice in avulsion of permanent teeth is reimplantation. Survival of reimplanted teeth depends greatly on the time and conditions in which teeth were stored outside the oral cavity. This report presents a case of 18-year old male with avulsion of central maxillary incisors. The teeth were reimplanted 14 hours after injury. During 8-year follow up no major complications occurred and the teeth still maintain their function, although signs of mild replacement resorption are visible on the follow-up radiographs.
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