ISSN (Online): 2035-648X
Fast search with keyword
It provides easy access to our database

Replantation of tooth involved in dentigerous cyst: a case report

Type:  Articles

Pubblication date:  20/2012

Authors:  M. Picciotti1, L. Di Vece2, S. Parrini3, M. Pettini4, G. Lorenzini5

Language:  English

Institution:  Tuscan School of Dental Medicine, University of Florence and Siena Department of Odontostomatological and Ophthalmological Sciences, Siena, Italy 1 Orthodontist, Department of Oral Pathology 2 Orthodontist, PhD student, Department of Orthodontics 3 MDD, Assistant professor, Department of Oral Surgery 4 MD, ENT, Orthodontist, Department of Oral Pathology 5 MD, Assistant professor, Department of Oral Pathology

Publication:  European Journal of Paediatic Dentistry

Publisher:  Ariesdue Srl

Keywords:  Dentigerous cysts; Odontogenic cyst; Surgical enucleation; Tooth implantation.

Full text:
[To open this file you have to be a registered user]

Email:  [email protected]

Title:  Replantation of tooth involved in dentigerous cyst: a case report

Abstract:  Background Dentigerous cyst (DC) is a disembriogenetic lesion. The cyst wall encloses the crown of an impacted tooth. Several therapeutic approaches have been mentioned in the literature for management of this lesion. Case Report This article describes the management of an adolescent with a mandibular DC surgically treated with extraction of the tooth, enucleation of the cyst and replantation of the permanent tooth involved. Final outcome shows complete healing of the bone socket with eruption of a vital tooth. No orthodontic traction was required. No recurrence was detected at the radiographic follow-up at 12 months, thus confirming the success of this therapeutic approach. After a 7-year follow-up period the tooth responded positively to the vitality test. Clinical Implications: In selected cases surgical enucleation of the lesion without loss of involved tooth, might be considered as a viable treatment to obtain healing of the lesion, spontaneous eruption of the tooth and physiological restoration of bone.

Home   |   Editorial Board   |   Referees   |   Current issue   |   Article submission   |   Links   |   Contact us

Editor in chief: dott. Luigi Paglia [email protected]
European Journal of Paediatric Dentistry | ISSN (Online): 2035-648X |
Privacy Policy | Term of use