Aftercare following treatment of intrusion
Optimal oral hygiene is essential including tooth brushing using a soft tooth-brush and mouth rinsing with 0.1 % chlorhexidine twice a day. This is especially important until completion of gingival healing.
In case of undesired signs and symptoms related to the fixation appliance, the patient is encouraged to seek help as soon as possible.
Aftercare includes endodontic treatment in all teeth with completed root formation and in those teeth with incomplete root formation which develop pulp necrosis.
This type of injury is prone to show late complications (ankylosis) and need at least 5 years of follow-up.
Patients are encouraged to restrict themselves to a semi-solid diet and avoid clenching and any other traumatic overload to the traumatized tooth for a period of up to 4 weeks posttrauma.
Further dental treatment may be needed as elective procedures, for example management of crown fractures, discoloration, porcelain restorations, etc .