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Replantation of an avulsed tooth lost due to domestic violence: A case report
Loto AO1, Enone LL1, Oyapero A2, Awotile AO1
1Department of Restorative Dentistry, Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria.
2Department of Preventive Dentistry, Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria.

Article ID: 100008Z07LO2016
doi:10.5348/Z07-2016-8-CR-6

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Department of Preventive Dentistry
Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, Ikeja
Lagos
Nigeria

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Loto AO, Enone LL, Oyapero A, Awotile AO. Replantation of an avulsed tooth lost due to domestic violence: A case report. J Case Rep Images Dent 2016;2:23–27.


Abstract
Introduction: Tooth avulsion is the total displacement of a tooth from its socket due to inadvertent or non-accidental injury. The risk factors for traumatic dental injuries include aggression and violent attitudes and this must always be considered bearing in mind that the assault could be due to domestic violence. The present case report describes the management of a case of traumatic dental injury due to spousal abuse.
Case Report: This case report describes the replantation of a tooth in a 30-year-old trader presented at the Conservative Dentistry Clinic of the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, Ikeja (LASUTH) with complaints of an avulsed tooth, mobile anterior teeth, pain and discomfort of a day duration. This occurred following a misunderstanding with her husband in which she was slapped on the face. The avulsed tooth was, however, not stored in any medium but was wrapped in a paper and was brought to the clinic. Root canal therapy was then carried out extra orally on avulsed 11 and the root filled tooth was placed in 2.4% sodium fluoride solution for 20 minutes after which it was re-implanted into the socket and splinted. Appropriate steps were also taken to counsel the patient and her spouse.
Conclusion: Dental practice protocols are needed to provide dental professionals with the needed skills to recognize, document, and report abuse, and to refer patients for needed help. In addition, to increase public awareness through mass media campaigns, health professionals and the general public should receive information on how to proceed following these severe unexpected injuries.

Keywords: Assault, Domestic abuse, Tooth Avulsion, Tooth re-implantation


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Author Contributions
Loto A.O. – Substantial contributions to conception and design, Acquisition of data, Analysis and interpretation of data, Drafting the article, Revising it critically for important intellectual content, Final approval of the version to be published
Enone L.L. – Analysis and interpretation of data, Revising it critically for important intellectual content, Final approval of the version to be published
Oyapero A. – Analysis and interpretation of data, Revising it critically for important intellectual content, Final approval of the version to be published
Awotile A.O. – Analysis and interpretation of data, Revising it critically for important intellectual content, Final approval of the version to be published
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