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Management of Delayed Reimplanted Avulsed Young Permanent Tooth by Decoronation: A Case Report

Bindu Kadian, Natasha Saini, Saumil Mogre, Tanu Rajain

Citation Information : Kadian B, Saini N, Mogre S, Rajain T. Management of Delayed Reimplanted Avulsed Young Permanent Tooth by Decoronation: A Case Report. J South Asian Assoc Pediatr Dent 2021; 4 (1):50-53.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10077-3063

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 01-06-2021

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2021; The Author(s).


Avulsed teeth with extraoral dry time for >60 minutes generally undergo replacement root resorption or ankylosis after their replantation. The complications that may arise due to ankylosis are tooth infrapositioning and the local arrest of alveolar bone growth. Removal of an ankylosed tooth is traumatic and may cause bony ridge deformities that interfere with optimal prosthetic treatment. Therefore, the “decoronation” technique gained interest, to remove an ankylosed tooth in such a way that the alveolar ridge is preserved. This article describes a case of a delayed reimplanted avulsed tooth that was managed with decoronation technique.

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