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Lookup NU author(s): Professor Paula WaterhouseORCiD,
Dr Ross Hobson,
Dr John Meechan
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A case is described of the management of a maxillary left permanent incisor, damaged by several traumatic injuries, in a 13-year-old girl. The traumatized incisor tooth required extraction and as part of an orthodontic treatment plan, a mandibular left second premolar was surgically transplanted to the prepared extraction socket at the maxillary anterior alveolus. After splinting, the transplanted tooth underwent endodontic treatment, because of pulpal necrosis. Orthodontic treatment commenced 3 months post-transplantation. Permanent root obturation was provided after orthodontic treatment and a porcelain veneer was placed to restore aesthetic appearance. The case emphasizes the importance of correct case selection, a multidisciplinary approach to treatment planning, and regular follow-up for transplanted teeth.
Author(s): Waterhouse PJ; Meechan JG; Hobson RS
Publication type: Article
Publication status: Published
Journal: International Journal of Paediatric Dentistry
Print publication date: 01/03/1999
ISSN (print): 0960-7439
ISSN (electronic): 1365-263X
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd.
PubMed id: 10336716
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