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luxation


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The dislocation or displacement of a tooth or joint. A tooth may be displaced laterally, labially, palatally, or lingually. A luxated tooth needs to be repositioned as soon as possible and then held in position with a splint for 2–3 weeks; loss of vitality is common if root formation of the tooth is complete. External or internal resorption or root canal obliteration may also occur.

Subjects: Dentistry.


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