Milk as an interim storage medium for avulsed teeth.

@article{Courts1983MilkAA,
  title={Milk as an interim storage medium for avulsed teeth.},
  author={Frank J Courts and William A. Mueller and H J Tabeling},
  journal={Pediatric dentistry},
  year={1983},
  volume={5 3},
  pages={
          183-6
        }
}
In this study, milk was evaluated as a potential storage medium for avu]sed teeth. In various experiments, storage in milk was compared to storage in saliva, in water, and to air drying. The results demonstrate that milk is significantly superior to saliva, water, and air in preserving periodontal ligament fibroblast viability. Based on these results, it is recommended that when an avulsed tooth cannot be reimplanted immediately, it should be placed in milk and brought to the dentist for… CONTINUE READING

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