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VOLUME 5 , ISSUE 3 ( September-December, 2012 ) > List of Articles

CASE REPORT

Use of Tongue Blade to Reposition Palatally Luxated Tooth due to Trauma: A Novel Technique

Akhilesh Sharma, Amitha M Hegde

Keywords : Luxation, Tongue blade, Repositioning teeth, Trauma

Citation Information : Sharma A, Hegde AM. Use of Tongue Blade to Reposition Palatally Luxated Tooth due to Trauma: A Novel Technique. Int J Clin Pediatr Dent 2012; 5 (3):207-208.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10005-1167

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 01-12-2012

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2012; The Author(s).


Abstract

Luxational injuries to the permanent anterior teeth in children are a cause of concern. Palatal luxation of maxillary left central incisor with bleeding of gingival sulcus and fracture of maxillary right central incisor involving enamel and dentine in a 9-year-old girl is presented. The dental occlusion was deranged due to the luxation. Management consisted of repositioning of the luxated tooth using tongue blade under local anesthesia and composite build up of the fractured incisor. Tooth was stable in position with intact occlusion and no loss of vitality of pulp with a follow-up of 2 years. Tongue blade can be used as an alternative to forceful manual repositioning of teeth in selected cases. How to cite this article: Sharma A, Hegde AM. Use of Tongue Blade to Reposition Palatally Luxated Tooth due to Trauma: A Novel Technique. Int J Clin Pediatr Dent 2012;5(3):207-208.


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