Periapical Cyst Following Replantation of Avulsed Teeth: A Case Report

Periapical Cyst Following Replantation of Avulsed Teeth: A Case Report

Author by Dr. Adekunle Adetayo

Journal/Publisher: International Journal Of Medical And Pharmaceutical Case Reports

Volume/Edition: 12

Language: English

Pages: 1 - 6

Abstract

Introduction: Avulsion has been described as the traumatic displacement of the tooth out of the
socket, and it accounts for 0.5% to 16% of traumatic injuries in the permanent dentition. Many
complications have been associated with avulsed tooth following replantation. This paper aimed at
presenting a case of the large cystic lesion following replantation of avulsed teeth.
Case Presentation: A case of a 17-year-old undergraduate student who presented in the dental
clinic for medical screening as a mandatory exercise upon gaining admission. During the
examination, a purulent pus discharge was noticed on the labial sulcus about tooth 11. History
revealed that she had avulsion of teeth 11 and 12 about 4-years earlier that was replanted and
splinted for 2-3 weeks and subsequently she was discharged from the clinic without any further
treatment. Radiographic examination revealed periapical radiolucency without well define margin
about teeth 11 and 12. Periapical surgery was carried out and two large cystic cavities were seen at
about teeth 11 and 12 during surgery. The histology report of the specimen revealed a benign lesion
suggesting periapical cyst.


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