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Review article

Tooth replantation: a worthwhile exercise?

Tricia Granger ; Department of Paediatric Dentistry, University of Glasgow Dental School, United Kingdom
Alasdair Gunn ; Department of Paediatric Dentistry, University of Glasgow Dental School, United Kingdom
Richard Welbury ; Department of Paediatric Dentistry, University of Glasgow Dental School, United Kingdom


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Abstract

Avulsion is a serious assault on both dental tissues and the surrounding periodontium and in consequence the process of replantation creates a wide range of outcomes. The main aim of replantation is to maintain periodontal cell viability and the possibility of functional healing of the periodontal ligament (PDL) and maximise the possibility of pulpal revascularisation. To identify whether replantation is worthwhile requires analysis of the evidence in two areas: whether the replanted tooth can be retained indefinitely (successful periodontal healing), or whether even in the presence of replacement resorption (ankylosis) relatively normal growth and maintenance of alveolar ridge contour can occur until utilisation of a prosthesis to fill the space when the tooth is lost in late teenage years.

Keywords

Tooth Avulsion, Tooth Replantation, Tissue Conditioning (Dental), Periodontal Ligament

Hrčak ID:

69011

URI

https://hrcak.srce.hr/69011

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