Chukwuemeka Gregory Chigozie*
Department of Restorative Dentistry, Dental Surgeon at Galaxy Dental Centre and Oral/Maxillofacial Surgery, Nigeria
*Corresponding Author: Chukwuemeka Gregory Chigozie, Department of Restorative Dentistry, Dental Surgeon at Galaxy Dental Centre and Oral/Maxillofacial Surgery, Nigeria.
Received: May 10, 2022; Published: July 05, 2022
Sometime in 2020, on the 7th day of October precisely, while consulting in my workplace, this young boy, of about 13years old, walked into the surgery with his mother requesting for a removable partial denture for his missing anterior tooth. When I asked what happened, I was told he fell down while playing and the whole tooth jumped out of his mouth (avulsion), I got more interested, then I asked about the whereabout of the tooth, the mother said she kept it at home in a box. When did this happen? And she replied, on the 12th of September 2020 (That is like 3weeks and 5days extra-oral time), socket almost completely healed...I told her to fetch the tooth if possible and she did. (Tooth #9 with crown fracture). I counselled them about the chances (I previously replanted an avulsed anterior tooth with 5days extra oral time successfully, for a boy older), they decided to take the chance.
Citation: Chukwuemeka Gregory Chigozie. “Dry Tooth Replantation". Acta Scientific Dental Sciences 6.8 (2022): 14-16.
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