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ABSTRACT – REPLANTATION OF AVULSED PERMANENT CENTRAL INCISOR: A CASE REPORT

ABSTRACT
The aim of this report is to present the case of an accidentally avulsed left maxillary central incisor kept in cold milk from the moment of trauma until its replantation 3 h later in a 13-year-old boy. The avulsed tooth was replanted back into the alveolar socket and splinted with composite resin. Calcium hydroxide intracanal dressing was used to prevent inflammatory root resorption. Radiographic and clinical examinations were performed during 3 months follow-up. During the 3 months follow-up period, the tooth remained in a stable functional position and did not reveal replacement resorption. The amount of damage to tooth and supporting structures, emergency treatment and follow-up period play a role in the prognosis of the avulsed tooth. It can be recommended to keep the avulsed tooth in cold milk at least when more appropriate storage media are not on handle immediately.

Keywords: Avulsion, follow up, replantation, root resorption