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Fourteen Years After Delayed Replantation of an Avulsed Permanent Tooth

Clinical Features and Outcomes

Lou, Qun MD*; Zhu, Yaqin DDS, MD; Wang, Xudong DDS, MD

doi: 10.1097/SCS.0000000000005633
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This article reports a clinical case of a boy who underwent an avulsion of the upper right central incisor at 8 years old. The avulsed tooth was kept in the socket for 11 years after replantation. The clinical and radiographic findings after 14 years revealed a complete root resorption, but alveolar bone volume is adequate for future implantation from the recent tomography scans view, even in labial area where alveolar bone morphology is poor.

*Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Department of General Dentistry

Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Shanghai Ninth People's Hospital, College of Stomatology, Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine, National Clinical Research Center for Oral Diseases, Shanghai Key Laboratory of Stomatology and Shanghai Research. Institute of Stomatology, Shanghai, China.

Address correspondence and reprint requests to Yaqin Zhu, DDS, MD, Department of General Dentistry; and Xudong Wang, DDS, MD, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Shanghai Ninth People's Hospital, College of Stomatology, Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine, Shanghai 200011, China; E-mail: qunlou87@hotmail.com

Received 3 March, 2019

Accepted 16 April, 2019

The authors report no conflicts of interest.

© 2019 by Mutaz B. Habal, MD.