[Decoronation: treatment protocol for ankylotic root resorption as a consequence of dental trauma].

S. Lin*, Z. Fuss, R. Wigler, M. Karawani, M. Ashkenazi

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Severe dental traumatic injuries, such as the complete displacement of a tooth from its socket (Avulsion) or the displacement of a tooth within its socket (Intrusive Luxation), may result in extensive injury to the root surface. As a result, the root surface injury heals without cementum and there is fusion between the alveolar bone and the exposed dentin or anorganic exposed cementum, without any attachment apparatus between them. This phenomenon is known as "dento-alveolar ankylosis" and is accompanied by ankylotic resorption of the root. In a process that results subsequent to the ankylosis, the root surface resorbs, and this is part of the remodeling of the alveolar bone (ankylotic resorption). When the traumatic injury occurs at a young age, lateral and apical growth of the alveolar bone continues without continued physiological eruption of the tooth. As a result, the position of the ankylotic tooth does not change, and with time thetooth appears infra-occluded resulting in severe esthetic and functional consequences. Extraction of the ankylotic tooth is difficult and sometimes even impossible due to the rigid fusion between the bone and the tooth. In addition, attempted extraction of the ankylotic tooth may lead to fracture of the buccal plate and resorption of the alveolar bone. Retention of the ankylotic tooth may lead to damage in bone deposition in the verticaldimension, leading to difficulties in future prosthodonticrehabilitation, research-based information has been incorporated

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)32-40, 75
JournalRefuat Hapeh Vehashinayim
Issue number4
StatePublished - Oct 2013


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