Management of an Intruded Tooth and Adjacent Tooth Showing External Resorption as a Late Complication of Dental Injury: Three-Year Follow-Up

ŞERMET ELBAY Ü., ELBAY M., Kaya E., Sinanoglu A.

CASE REPORTS IN DENTISTRY, vol.2015, 2015 (ESCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 2015
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.1155/2015/741687
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Scopus
  • Kocaeli University Affiliated: Yes


Treatment and prognosis of intrusive luxation can vary depending on the age of the patient, type of dentition, stage of root development, and time and severity of the trauma. Some studies have demonstrated that intrusions of up to 3.0mmhave an excellent prognosis, whereas teeth with severe intrusion or teeth that are intruded more than 6.0mm present an unfavorable prognosis because of the occurrence of inflammatory resorption and pulp necrosis. The aimof this case report is to present an 11-year-oldmale patient with complete intrusion of the permanent maxillary left lateral incisor, associated with the adjacent central tooth presenting external resorption, treated by immediate surgical repositioning and root canal treatment with a favorable prognosis. After longterm (3-year) clinical and radiographic follow-up, the teeth appeared normal and the patient was pleased with the outcome.