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Case Reports in Dentistry
Volume 2015, Article ID 197202, 5 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2015/197202
Case Report

Delayed Replantation of Avulsed Teeth: Two Case Reports

1Department of Pediatric Dentistry, Faculty of Dentistry, Izmir Katip Celebi University, Cigli, 35640 Izmir, Turkey
2Department of Periodontics, Faculty of Dentistry, Izmir Katip Celebi University, Izmir, Turkey

Received 15 October 2014; Revised 20 February 2015; Accepted 20 February 2015

Academic Editor: Maria Aparecida de Andrade Moreira Machado

Copyright © 2015 Selcuk Savas 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

This case report presents two cases of delayed replantation of avulsed maxillary central incisors after an extended dry extra-alveolar period. Eight-year-old boy and 10-year-old boy presented with avulsed maxillary central incisors due to trauma occurring 27 and 7 hours earlier, respectively. Treatment guidelines for avulsed mature/immature permanent teeth with prolonged extra-oral time were carried out for the teeth and the extra-oral endodontic treatment was completed. After having been repositioned, the teeth were stabilized for 4 weeks and prophylactic antibiotic was prescribed. Clinical and radiographic controls were done after 18 months for Case I and 12 months for Case II. During the follow-up periods the teeth reported in these cases have remained in a stable, functional position but revealed clinical initial replacement resorption and ankylosis.