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IJMDC. 2023; 7(11): 1566-1570

Traumatic intrusion of a primary tooth and its management: a case report

Soha Fuad Alqadi, Rahaf Sulaiman Alsaedi, Renad Yaser Alahmadi, Mahir Ahmed Mirah, Najla Dar-Odeh.


Background: Intrusive luxation injuries of primary teeth are characterized by displacement of a tooth in an apical direction with or without alveolar bone fracture. These injuries account for a substantial proportion of luxation injuries in primary teeth. Management is challenging due to the possible presence of other comorbidities such as caries, the potential adverse outcomes affecting the developing permanent successors, and the likely lack of cooperation associated with young age of the patients.
Case presentation: We present a case of complete intrusion of tooth #81 that followed a fall trauma in a 5-year old girl. The case was conservatively managed with the successful outcome of re-eruption of the primary tooth and subsequent healthy eruption of the permanent successor.
Conclusion: This report highlights the importance of early diagnosis, maintenance of optimum oral hygiene and conservative management in specified cases, which increases the odds of treatment success.

Key words: Dental trauma, intrusion, luxation, eruption, case report.

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