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VOLUME 12 , ISSUE 4 ( July-August, 2011 ) > List of Articles


Management of Maxillary Avulsed Teeth: Using Lasers for Canal Sterilization

Indra Gupta, Satyendra Gupta, Kishore Sonwane, Dilip Damankar

Citation Information : Gupta I, Gupta S, Sonwane K, Damankar D. Management of Maxillary Avulsed Teeth: Using Lasers for Canal Sterilization. J Contemp Dent Pract 2011; 12 (4):322-326.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10024-1053

Published Online: 01-08-2011

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2011; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.



Avulsion or exarticulation accounts for up to 16% of all traumatic injuries. It is most common in age group of 7 to 14 years. Following the loss of anterior teeth, the replacement is necessary to maintain esthetics, phonetics and avoid arch length discrepancy. Following replantation, postoperative care and management is done in several ways.

Case report

This article reports replantation and use of laser for endodontic sterilization and healing in a 12-year-old boy.


It is suggested that replantation of an avulsed tooth as soon as possible using appropriate splint and regular followup will show good prognosis.

Clinical significance

Laser offers itself as a good alternative to Ca(OH)2 for root canal sterilization and improved periapical healing.

How to cite this article

Gupta I, Gupta S, Sonwane K, Damankar D. Management of Maxillary Avulsed Teeth: Using Lasers for Canal Sterilization. J Contemp Dent Pract 2011;12(4):322-326.

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