Dental Avulsion

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Dental Avulsion

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A Novel Technique to Treat a Dental Avulsion

A 32-year-old male presented after a fall from standing. He had a right lateral incisor (tooth number 7) avulsion and presented with his tooth in hand. It had not been stored in any liquid media prior to arrival at the emergency department. Emergency department (ED) staff placed the tooth in milk until evaluation by the treating physician. The tooth was then reapproximated by placing it back into the socket and two 2-0 silk sutures were tied around neighboring teeth to anchor the tooth. The patient was discharged with a course of antibiotics and dental referral.

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