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Use of Tongue Blade to Reposition Palatally Luxated Tooth due to Trauma: A Novel Technique.

Sharma A, Hegde AM - Int J Clin Pediatr Dent (2012)

Bottom Line: How to cite this article: Sharma A, Hegde AM.Use of Tongue Blade to Reposition Palatally Luxated Tooth due to Trauma: A Novel Technique.Int J Clin Pediatr Dent 2012;5(3):207-208.

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Affiliation: Senior Lecturer, Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Children Dentistry, Dayananda Sagar College of Dental Sciences, Bengaluru Karnataka, India, e-mail: akhilhere@yahoo.com.

ABSTRACT
Luxational injuries to the permanent anterior teeth in children are a cause of concern. Palatal luxation of maxillary left central incisor with bleeding of gingival sulcus and fracture of maxillary right central incisor involving enamel and dentine in a 9-year- old girl is presented. The dental occlusion was deranged due to the luxation. Management consisted of repositioning of the luxated tooth using tongue blade under local anesthesia and composite build up of the fractured incisor. Tooth was stable in position with intact occlusion and no loss of vitality of pulp with a follow-up of 2 years. Tongue blade can be used as an alternative to forceful manual repositioning of teeth in selected cases. How to cite this article: Sharma A, Hegde AM. Use of Tongue Blade to Reposition Palatally Luxated Tooth due to Trauma: A Novel Technique. Int J Clin Pediatr Dent 2012;5(3):207-208.

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Mentions: Treatment consisted of cleaning the lips and the oral cavity with saline. Composite build up of permanent maxillary left central incisor was done. Regarding the luxated tooth permanent maxillary right central incisor, we have used a novel approach of using a tongue blade to reposition the tooth. Local anesthesia; infraorbital nerve block was administered and the child was shown how to hold the tongue blade and apply a constant pressure on the tooth permanent maxillary right central incisor (Fig. 2). After 10 minutes the occlusion was checked and was found to be corrected (Fig. 3). The child was given instructions not to open the bite until next 30 minutes and was advised to do the tongue blade holding activity just once more at home. Follow-up after a week demonstrated the corrected position of the tooth. The edema had subsided, laceration of lip healed and the gingiva on the palatal side of permanent maxillary right central incisor appeared normal.


Use of Tongue Blade to Reposition Palatally Luxated Tooth due to Trauma: A Novel Technique.

Sharma A, Hegde AM - Int J Clin Pediatr Dent (2012)

Placement of tongue blade
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Figure 2: Placement of tongue blade
Mentions: Treatment consisted of cleaning the lips and the oral cavity with saline. Composite build up of permanent maxillary left central incisor was done. Regarding the luxated tooth permanent maxillary right central incisor, we have used a novel approach of using a tongue blade to reposition the tooth. Local anesthesia; infraorbital nerve block was administered and the child was shown how to hold the tongue blade and apply a constant pressure on the tooth permanent maxillary right central incisor (Fig. 2). After 10 minutes the occlusion was checked and was found to be corrected (Fig. 3). The child was given instructions not to open the bite until next 30 minutes and was advised to do the tongue blade holding activity just once more at home. Follow-up after a week demonstrated the corrected position of the tooth. The edema had subsided, laceration of lip healed and the gingiva on the palatal side of permanent maxillary right central incisor appeared normal.

Bottom Line: How to cite this article: Sharma A, Hegde AM.Use of Tongue Blade to Reposition Palatally Luxated Tooth due to Trauma: A Novel Technique.Int J Clin Pediatr Dent 2012;5(3):207-208.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Senior Lecturer, Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Children Dentistry, Dayananda Sagar College of Dental Sciences, Bengaluru Karnataka, India, e-mail: akhilhere@yahoo.com.

ABSTRACT
Luxational injuries to the permanent anterior teeth in children are a cause of concern. Palatal luxation of maxillary left central incisor with bleeding of gingival sulcus and fracture of maxillary right central incisor involving enamel and dentine in a 9-year- old girl is presented. The dental occlusion was deranged due to the luxation. Management consisted of repositioning of the luxated tooth using tongue blade under local anesthesia and composite build up of the fractured incisor. Tooth was stable in position with intact occlusion and no loss of vitality of pulp with a follow-up of 2 years. Tongue blade can be used as an alternative to forceful manual repositioning of teeth in selected cases. How to cite this article: Sharma A, Hegde AM. Use of Tongue Blade to Reposition Palatally Luxated Tooth due to Trauma: A Novel Technique. Int J Clin Pediatr Dent 2012;5(3):207-208.

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Related in: MedlinePlus