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Late reposition of a lateral luxated maxillary incisor with an immature apex: case report


Pelka, M; Berthold, Ch; van Waes, H (2009). Late reposition of a lateral luxated maxillary incisor with an immature apex: case report. Dental Traumatology, 25(5):550-554.

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Here we describe an unusual trauma case. A recently erupted permanent upper-right incisor sustained a lateral luxation when a 5-year-old girl on a playground climbing net dropped off, catching the right upper incisor in the net. The tooth was laterally luxated in vestibular direction, and no other signs of injury occurred. A dental practitioner could not reposition the bony locked tooth. Four days later, the girl came to our clinic, and we performed an incomplete repositioning of the tooth and made a flexible splint. Controls were made at 1, 6, and 12 weeks and at 6, 12, 18, and 24 months later. The 24-month follow-up clinical examination revealed the patient to be asymptomatic and the tooth to be completely functional, and the recall radiograph showed further apical root growth. The implications of a late incomplete reposition of laterally luxated permanent teeth with immature apices are discussed.

Here we describe an unusual trauma case. A recently erupted permanent upper-right incisor sustained a lateral luxation when a 5-year-old girl on a playground climbing net dropped off, catching the right upper incisor in the net. The tooth was laterally luxated in vestibular direction, and no other signs of injury occurred. A dental practitioner could not reposition the bony locked tooth. Four days later, the girl came to our clinic, and we performed an incomplete repositioning of the tooth and made a flexible splint. Controls were made at 1, 6, and 12 weeks and at 6, 12, 18, and 24 months later. The 24-month follow-up clinical examination revealed the patient to be asymptomatic and the tooth to be completely functional, and the recall radiograph showed further apical root growth. The implications of a late incomplete reposition of laterally luxated permanent teeth with immature apices are discussed.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, further contribution
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > Center for Dental Medicine > Clinic for Orthodontics and Pediatric Dentistry
Dewey Decimal Classification:610 Medicine & health
Language:English
Date:October 2009
Deposited On:18 May 2010 12:47
Last Modified:05 Apr 2016 14:07
Publisher:Wiley-Blackwell
ISSN:1600-4469
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1600-9657.2009.00814.x
PubMed ID:19754701
Permanent URL: https://doi.org/10.5167/uzh-33873

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