Author(s): Akiyama Y, Fukuda H, Hashimoto K
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Abstract This paper is a report on 25 autotransplantations of third molars with complete root formations. The study consists of 23 patients in whom 25 third molars were transplanted. The mean age was 29.6 years (range 20-54). In nine cases third molars were directly transplanted into the new socket. In 11 cases the sockets were widened and made deeper with a bur. In five cases the recipient beds were made by splitting osteotomy of the alveolar region. The transplanted third molars were stabilized with silk sutures, resin, wire splint or circumferential wiring for 1-6 weeks. Two-three weeks after transplantation, the root canals were treated and filled. After operation, the marginal and the periapical conditions were examined clinically and radiographically. The transplanted teeth clinically appeared to become firmer with the passage of time. Progressive root resorption was not found and good results were obtained. This study shows that autotransplantation of third molars with complete root formation produces an acceptable result using the procedures outlined.
This article was published in J Oral Rehabil
and referenced in Journal of Clinical Case Reports