J Andreasen, CP Cornelius, N Gellrich, S Hillerup, K Kusumoto, W Schubert
Edward Ellis III, Kazuo Shimozato
Lateral luxation implies lateral eccentric displacement of the tooth in its socket. It is often accompanied by fracture of the alveolar bone plate.
Clinically, the tooth appears laterally displaced and is generally stable in its new position.
Response to pulp test is generally absent. Exceptions include cases with minimal displacement.
Frontal and palatal view of left central maxillary incisor with lateral luxation. The tooth is only attached to the palatal mucosa, and it is displaced in palatal direction.
Intraoral film demonstrates that the tooth is axially dislocated out of its socket with partial or total loss of bony attachment.