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.
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.