Brazilian Dental Journal
Print version ISSN 0103-6440
DE ROSSI, Moara; DE ROSSI, Andiara; QUEIROZ, Alexandra Mussolino de and NELSON FILHO, Paulo. Management of a complex dentoalveolar trauma: a case report. Braz. Dent. J. [online]. 2009, vol.20, n.3, pp. 259-262. ISSN 0103-6440. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0103-64402009000300016.
This paper describes the case of a 12-year-old male patient who presented a severe lateral luxation of the maxillary central incisors due to a bicycle fall. Treatment involved suture of the soft tissues lacerations, and repositioning and splinting of the injured teeth, followed by endodontic treatment and periodontal surgery. After a 2-year follow-up, clinical and radiographic evaluation revealed that the incisors presented satisfactory esthetic and functional demands.
Keywords : dentoalveolar trauma; lateral luxation; soft tissue; permanent tooth.