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Year : 2019  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 226-230

Immediate autotransplantation of immature maxillary third molar: A case report with 4-year clinical and radiographic follow-up

Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Faculty of Dental Medicine, Damascus University; Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Faculty of Dentistry, Syrian Private University, Damascus, Syria

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Dr. Nuraldeen Maher Al-Khanati
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Faculty of Dentistry, Syrian Private University, P.O. Box 36822, Damascus
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/sej.sej_128_18

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Autotransplantation of teeth is an option, which is not often taken into account by dentists, for managing early loss of teeth. It is a possible less-cost viable alternative to dental implantation when the case is well selected, and the surgical procedures are properly performed. This case report presents a 15-year-old female with infected badly destroyed mandibular right first molar making it nonrestorable. The maxillary left third molar was selected and evaluated for compatibility as a donor's tooth. Subsequently, atraumatic extraction of the compromised tooth, debridement, and disinfection along with preparation of its socket and transplantation of the donor's tooth into the receiving site was done. Radiological and clinical follow-up shows treatment success for 4 years without any considerable complications or patient's complaints. Immediate autotransplantation of tooth satisfactorily restored the functional condition of the patient, principally after good healing of periodontal and pulp tissues.

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