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J Indian Soc Periodontol. 2013 Sep;17(5):665-9. doi: 10.4103/0972-124X.119291.

Intentional replantation of periodontally compromised hopeless tooth.

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Department of Periodontics and Oral Implantology, A.M.E's Dental College and Hospital, Raichur, Karnataka, India.


Aesthetic considerations have influenced the management of dental maladies in varying degrees for many years. Even single tooth mal-alignment makes the patient to approach a dentist. Intentional replantation is a procedure in which an intentional tooth extraction is performed followed by reinsertion of the extracted tooth. Many authors agree that it should be reserved as the last resort to save a tooth after other procedures have failed or would likely to fail. The main reason of failure in replanted teeth is root resorption, specifically ankylosis or replacement resorption. Although the success rate is not always high, intentional replantation may be a treatment alternative that deserves consideration to maintain the natural dentition and avoid extraction of the tooth. Here is case report of a patient desiring alignment of malpositioned periodontally involved anterior single tooth due to various causes treated by intentional replantation.


Malpositioned; periodontally compromised; replantation

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