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Last updated: 11/24/2009

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Tooth replantation is the reinsertion and splinting of a tooth that has been avulsed (knocked or torn out) of its socket.





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Definition

Tooth replantation is the reinsertion and splinting of a tooth that has been avulsed (knocked or torn out) of its socket.

Purpose

Teeth are replanted to prevent permanent loss of the tooth, and to restore the landscape of the mouth so that the patient can eat and speak normally.


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