Splinting duration and periodontal outcomes for replanted avulsed teeth: a systematic review.
Susan Elisabeth Hinckfuss, Louise Brearley Messer
Dental Traumatology | Wiley | Published : 2009
Clinical guidelines are now available for the management of avulsed teeth. The principles of evidence-based dentistry can be used to assess whether these guidelines are based on currently-available evidence. A qualitative systematic review was conducted of relevant clinical literature to examine the evidence on splinting duration and periodontal healing outcomes. The review was constrained markedly by small sample sizes, retrospective nature of clinical audits, dissimilarities of selected studies in their design, methodology and observation periods, and lack of uniformity in terminology for outcomes. A total of 138 replanted avulsed permanent teeth pooled from four papers each reporting both..View full abstract