Dental traumatology – part 2
An evaluation of 910 premolars transplanted in the anterior region—A retrospective analysis of survival, success, and complications.
The clinical management of traumatic dental injuries represents one of the most challenging problems in dentistry. Most traumatic dental injuries occur in children and adolescents and the anterior maxilla is the primary site for such injuries. It has been estimated that 70%–90% of all traumatic dental injuries take place before the age of 19 years and the incidence of trauma reaches its peak between 8 and 12 years. Around 8% of these injuries leads to tooth loss due to unfavourable crown root or root fracture or due to the fact that an avulsed tooth cannot be replanted, or a replanted tooth develops progressive root resorption.