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Vol. 68, No. 5
ISSN: 1488-2159
May 2002


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


• Shiu-yin Cho, BDS, MDS •
• Ansgar C. Cheng, BDS, MS •

A b s t r a c t

Management of tooth avulsion in the permanent dentition often presents a challenge. 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 child with an avulsed maxillary permanent incisor that had been air-dried for about 18 hours. The replanted incisor retained its esthetic appearance and functionality 2 years after replantation, yet the long-term prognosis is not good because of progressive replacement root resorption.


MeSH Key Words: incisor/injuries; tooth avulsion/therapy; tooth replantation
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