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Successful minimally invasive management of primary maxillary central incisors after lateral luxation: a case report.

Authors
  • Brito, Daniel Ibrahim
  • Maia, Lucianne Cople
Type
Published Article
Journal
General dentistry
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2011
Volume
59
Issue
1
Identifiers
PMID: 21613031
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Lateral luxation in primary maxillary incisors is a traumatic injury that can lead to darkening of the tooth, pulp necrosis, root resorption, and damage to the permanent teeth. Management of this kind of trauma typically includes pulpectomy or extraction in cases of root resorption. However, in young children, removal of the tooth may be psychological stressing, especially for the parents, while increased mobility can make immediate endodontic treatment difficult to perform. This article outlines a severe palatal luxation on the maxillary right central incisor treated with conservative management in a 2-year-old boy. At the one-year follow-up appointment, the surrounding bone was healthy, the roots displayed physiological resorption, the crowns showed color improvement, and there was no radiographically noticeable damage to the permanent teeth.

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