Dental avulsion is one of the common types of trauma that results in the complete displacement of tooth from the alveolar socket. Although the ideal treatment would be the immediate reimplantation of the tooth at the site where the trauma took place, this may not be practically possible in every case. Hence, the avulsed tooth may have to be placed in an appropriate storage or transport medium until it is reimplanted. The biological properties of the storage medium have a significant impact on the success of reimplantation, as it must be capable of preserving the vitality, clonogenic, and mitogenic ability of the periodontal ligament cells for successful reimplantation.

Keywords: Dental trauma, Avulsed teeth, Storage media, Periodontal ligament cell viability, Transport media.

Author Biography

Roma M, Assistant Professor ,Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, Manipal College of Dental Sciences, Mangalore

Assistant Professor, 

Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics,

Manipal College of Dental Sciences, Mangalore


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Hegde, S., and R. M. “CURRENT DEVELOPMENTS IN TRANSPORT MEDIA FOR AVULSED TEETH: AN UPDATE”. Asian Journal of Pharmaceutical and Clinical Research, Vol. 10, no. 2, Feb. 2017, pp. 43-46, doi:10.22159/ajpcr.2017.v10i2.15663.
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