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Intentional Replantation

Posted On: 04-22-2015
Intentional Replantation

What is Intentional Replantation?

Intentional replantation involves surgically replanting a tooth that has been repaired for damage while outside of the mouth.

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Conditions Treated with Intentional Replantation:

Intentional replantation is utilized to treat conditions such as a failed root canal and contraindicated endodontic surgery that occurred in the mouth. It is also used to treat abscesses in a single-rooted tooth or in the lower first or second molars.

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Non-Surgical or Other Surgical Alternatives to Intentional Replantation:

A root canal is a non-surgical alternative to intentional replantation and may be attempted first. There are no comparable surgical alternatives to the procedure.

Anesthesia with Intentional Replantation:

Intentional replantation is performed with local anesthesia, possibly with sedation for the patient.

Potential Complications from Intentional Replantation:

Possible risks following intentional replantation include infection, swelling, bleeding and a negative reaction to the anesthesia that is used. It is also possible for the patient to experience loss of the tooth.

Prognosis after Intentional Replantation:

The prognosis for a positive end result following intentional replantation is good.

Recovery from Intentional Replantation:

The estimated recovery time for intentional replantation is three to seven days.

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