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Case Reports in Dentistry
Volume 2014 (2014), Article ID 479584, 4 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/479584
Case Report

Platelet-Rich Plasma Supplemented Revascularization of an Immature Tooth Associated with a Periapical Lesion in a 40-Year-Old Man

Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, Centre for Dental Education and Research, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi 110029, India

Received 20 December 2013; Accepted 9 January 2014; Published 20 February 2014

Academic Editors: C. N. Elias and M. Özcan

Copyright © 2014 Ganesh Ranganath Jadhav et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

The present case report is the first of its kind that documents the successful outcome of “revascularization,” a regeneration-based treatment protocol in a mature adult patient. It belies the myth that “revascularization” should only be done in children and young, adolescent patients. The misconception that stem cells number as well as viability in older age group patients will not allow revascularization to be successful is also contradicted by this case. The paper highlights all the mechanisms that come into play and the enhancing of regenerative response by supplementation with platelet-rich plasma (PRP).