Intentional Replantation Techniques: A Critical Review
Techniques and armamentarium for intentional replantation have varied throughout the years with no universally accepted clinical treatment guidelines. A wide range of success rates has been reported, and accordingly, this treatment method has often been regarded as a treatment of last resort. However, recent studies have shown more consistent success rates as high as 88% to 95%. In light of these new studies, intentional replantation may now be considered a more commonly accepted treatment modality. The purpose of this review was to critically examine reported techniques for intentional replantation.Methods:
A search of the literature on intentional replantation techniques was performed using electronic databases including PubMed, Medline, and Scopus. A total of 3183 articles were generated and screened for relevance based on defined inclusion and exclusion criteria. Subsequently, 27 studies were included for critical review of technique.Results:
There has been an evolution in technique for intentional replantation over the decades.Conclusions:
Numerous aspects of the procedure exhibit variations, whereas other aspects exhibit considerable consistency. Few studies reported techniques consistent with modern endodontic surgical principles.