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RESEARCH ARTICLE

Replantation of an Avulsed Permanent Maxillary central Incisor After Prolonged Dry Storage: A Case Report

Mukut Seal, N. M. Dhanya Kumar

Citation Information : Seal M, Dhanya Kumar NM. Replantation of an Avulsed Permanent Maxillary central Incisor After Prolonged Dry Storage: A Case Report. CODS J Dent 2013; 5 (1):5-7.

DOI: 10.5005/cods-5-1-5

License: CC BY-NC-ND 3.0

Published Online: 00-03-2013

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2013; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

All of us as clinicians at one time or another have to attend to dental emergencies involving severly fractured or even lost or avulsed anterior teeth. Treating such cases is often difficult and there is always a time factor involved. Loss of anterior teeth can affect a patient psychologically and socially. This can be minimised by an immediate replacement or replantation of the lost or avulsed teeth. Definitive treatment planning and consultation with specialists is seldom possible at the time of emergency treatment. Replantation of the avulsed tooth can restore esthetic appearance and occlusal function shortly after the injury. This article describes the management of a young female with an avulsed maxillary permanent incisor that had been air-dried for about 72 hours. The replanted incisor retained its esthetic appearance and functionality 8 months after replantation, yet the long-term prognosis remains questionable.


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