Clinical Implications of Storage Media in Dentistry – A Review.

Malhotra, Neeraj and *, Rajesh Cyriac and Acharya, Shashirashmi (2010) Clinical Implications of Storage Media in Dentistry – A Review. ENDO- Endodontic Practice Today , 4 (3). pp. 179-188.

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Replantation is widely accepted as an effective treatment option for an avulsed tooth. However, thelong-term fate of replanted teeth is unpredictable; it is dependent on various factors such as the timeinterval between avulsion and replantation, the storage method of teeth during the extra-alveolarperiod (dry storage or storage media), the vitality status of pulp or periodontal tissues, and the typeand period of splinting. The appropriate use of storage media is an important clinical factor affectingthe post-operative prognosis of avulsed teeth following replantation. Hanks Balanced Salt Solution(HBSS) or chilled milk are considered to be the most appropriate and clinically recommended storagemedia for avulsed tooth. The present review discusses the various available storage media for avulsedteeth and their potential maintenance of the vitality of periodontal ligament cells. A brief overview ofthe effect of clinical factors such as the storage time and temperature, and the osmolarity of storagemedia on their efficacy is included.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: chilled milk, Hanks balanced salt solution, Periodontal ligament, Propolis, storage media,ViaSpan
Subjects: Dentistry > MCODS Manipal > Conservative Dentistry and Endontics
Dentistry > MCODS Mangalore > Conservative Dentistry
Depositing User: KMCMLR User
Date Deposited: 05 Jan 2012 11:25
Last Modified: 08 Oct 2013 07:03

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