Bone-like material growth in a replanted immature central incisor following avulsion

T. Ratson*, B. Peretz

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Background: Avulsion is one of the most complicated types of trauma to the teeth. After replantation of an avulsed immature tooth, numerous pulpo-dentinal responses may occur. Case report: This study reports a case of a seven-and-a-half-year-old boy in whom an immature maxillary permanent central incisor was replanted following avulsion due to a fall from a tree, and a bone-like growth was observed in the pulp chamber 6 months after the trauma, with a thin radiolucent line on the inner surface of the dentinal walls. The bone-like structure eventually filled the pulp chamber of the tooth. Follow-up: The tooth was followed up 4 years after the replantation with no evidence of pathology. Conclusion: This case demonstrates an immature avulsed tooth which did not present positive vital signs, but still maintains the potential of survival, and endodontic intervention may not be required. Instead, follow-up visits are recommended as long as there are no pathologic signs, especially in teeth with questionable prognosis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)271-275
Number of pages5
JournalEuropean archives of paediatric dentistry : official journal of the European Academy of Paediatric Dentistry
Issue number4
StatePublished - Aug 2013


  • Avulsion
  • Bone
  • Dental trauma
  • Immature incisor
  • Replantation


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