The problem of dentoalveolar ankylosis and subsequent replacement resorption in the growing patient

Aust Endod J. 1999 Aug;25(2):57-61. doi: 10.1111/j.1747-4477.1999.tb00088.x.


Dentoalveolar ankylosis is a serious complication following injuries of the periodontal membrane in severe dental trauma such as avulsion and intrusion. The condition is a fusion of the alveolar bone with the tooth. The consequences of this condition are progressive resorption of the root with replacement by bone (replacement resorption) and arrested growth of the alveolar process in the growing patient. This article will present an overview of dentoalveolar ankylosis and replacement resorption and its problems, treatment options and prognosis, especially focusing on the growing patient.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Alveolar Process / growth & development
  • Alveolar Process / physiopathology*
  • Ankylosis / etiology*
  • Ankylosis / surgery
  • Ankylosis / therapy
  • Child
  • Clinical Protocols
  • Humans
  • Ossification, Heterotopic / etiology
  • Periodontal Diseases / etiology
  • Periodontal Ligament / injuries
  • Prognosis
  • Root Resorption / etiology*
  • Root Resorption / therapy
  • Tooth Avulsion / complications
  • Tooth Diseases / etiology*
  • Tooth Diseases / surgery
  • Tooth Diseases / therapy