STORAGE MEDIA USED FOR AVULSED TEETH – THE FIRST AID.
*Bhagyashree Thakur and Ajinkya M. Pawar
Avulsion of tooth (dental avulsion) is a type of trauma, which results in the complete displacement of the tooth from the alveolar (bone) socket. The ideal treatment for teeth with such a trauma and displacement would be immediate re-implantation. However, in some cases it might be difficult if not impossible to re-implant immediately, and the avulsed tooth may have to be transported for the treatment, while maintaining the vitality, clonogenic and mitogenic properties of periodontal ligament (PDL) cells attached to the root. Therefore, transporting medium in such cases plays an important role while storing avulsed tooth and maintaining the vitality of the PDL cells. The current paper aims at providing an overview of storage media reported in literature addressing their suitability as storage or transport medium.
Keywords: Avulsion, re-implantation, transport media, trauma.
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