Autotransplantation of teeth with incomplete root formation have good success rates

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This review of success and survival rates and complications of autotransplantation of teeth with incomplete root formation included 32 observational studies only 5 of which were considered to be of high quality. Good success rates were noted but findings should be interpreted cautiously

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Canine tooth transplantation

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This review of canine autotransplantation included 6 low quality studies are suggests good survival although both resorption and ankylosis increase after 5 years

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Tooth autotransplantation: review suggests good survival but evidence limited

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Only 5 small studies were included in this review of the long term outcomes of tooth autotransplantation. All but one was retrospective so the findings which suggest 81% survival at 6 years should be interpreted with caution.

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Review suggests that autotransplantation of teeth with complete root formation have favourable outcomes

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Autotransplantation of teeth has been carried out for many years and the 1990s saw clarification of the prognosis and risk factors together with proposed standard surgical procedures.  The aim of this review was to assess the outcomes of autotransplanted teeth with complete root formation and the effects of various influencing factors. Searches were conducted in [read the full story…]

Surgical extrusion for crown-root and cervical root fractures

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Crown-root and cervical root fractures present a restorative challenge due to sub-gingival position of the fracture margin. . A number of treatment approaches have been proposed, crown lengthening, intentional re-implantation, re-attachment of the coronal fragment to root surface, root extrusion (orthodontic or surgical) or extraction.   Two reviews have recently been published ( Das et al [read the full story…]

Limited evidence for the surgical management of temporomandibular joint ankylosis

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Treatment for temporomandibular joint (TMJ) ankylosis include gap arthroplasty (GA) and resection of the ankylosis and reconstruction of the ramus–condyle unit with a costochondral graft or prosthetic joint. The aim of this review was to assess whether GA  or and resection of the ankylosis and reconstruction of the ramus–condyle unit with a costochondral graft produced [read the full story…]