Nigerian Journal of Health and Biomedical Sciences

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Replantation of Avulsed Permanent Anterior Teeth: A case report

IL Utomi, OO Sanu, BA Obisesan, IA Aluko, MC Isiekwe


Tooth avulsion in the permanent dentition constitutes a dental emergency. Replantation of the avulsed tooth restores aesthetics and occlusal function shortly after the injury. This article describes the management of a 13-year old male with four avulsed anterior maxillary permanent teeth. The avulsed teeth were replanted and root canal treatment carried out after a short fixation. The result obtained was very satisfactory and the teeth remain in good functional status one year after replantation. Early treatment and regular attendance to clinic following replantation is an important factor for good result.

Key Words: Permanent teeth, avulsion, replantation.

Nig. J. Health and Biomed. Sciences Vol.2(2) 2003: 83-86
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