Replantation of Avulsed Permanent Anterior Teeth: A case report

  • IL Utomi Department of Child Dental Health
  • OO Sanu Department of Child Dental Health
  • BA Obisesan Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, College of Medicine, University of Lagos. P.M.B. 12003, Lagos, Nigeria
  • IA Aluko Department of Child Dental Health
  • MC Isiekwe Department of Child Dental Health
Keywords: Permanent teeth, avulsion, replantation

Abstract

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

Author Biography

IL Utomi, Department of Child Dental Health
Department of Child Dental Health, College of Medicine, University of Lagos. P.M.B. 12003, Lagos, Nigeria.
Published
2004-03-15
Section
Articles

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