Journal of the Korean Academy of Pediatric Dentistry 2001;28(2):281-286.
Published online May 31, 2001.
PHYSIOLOGIC ERUPTION INDUCTION OF TRANSPOSED IMPACTED UPPER INCISORS THROUGH AUTOTRANSPLANTATION
Jae-Gon Kim, Doo-Cheol Lee, Kyong-Seon Oh, Byeong-Ju Baik
Department of Pediatric Dentistry and Institute of Oral Bioscience, College of Dentistry, Chonbuk National University 
Abstract
The treatment method of impacted tooth is various from simple observation to surgical exposure and orthodontic methods, autotransplantation is concerned to severe malposed impacted tooth. Autotransplantation is the transplantation of embedded, impacted, of unerupted tooth, into extraction socket of surgically prepared in the same individual. Autotransplantation of tooth with ½~¾ root development provides a good chance of easily extracted, a little complication, pulp survival, and complete root formation. Transplantation of uncompleted root apex tooth is aim to pulpal healing, not endodontic treatment. The case which were treated with autotransplantation is reported, and induced normal physiologic eruption and good dental alignment.
Key Words: Impacted tooth, Autotransplantation, Physiologic eruption induction


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