Management of root dilaceration in a central incisor after avulsion of primary tooth: a case report with a 6-year follow-up

Dione Dias Torriani, Elaine de Fátima Zanchin Baldisseira, Marília Leão Goettems


Purpose: To describe the management and six-year follow-up of a patient who suffered trauma in primary dentition and, as a consequence, presented root malformation in permanent tooth.
Case description: A 5-years-old boy sustained trauma in primary maxillary anterior teeth due to a bicycle fall. As consequence of avulsion of left central incisor, the boy presented root dilaceration of the permanent successor. Radiography and clinical monitoring of the case were regularly performed. The tooth completed its eruption one year after sequel was detected and is currently successfully functional in the arch, despite the malformation.
Conclusion: This case reinforces the need of long term follow-up in order to avoid any risks of further tooth damage, intervening only when necessary.


Tooth injuries; primary teeth; sequelae

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