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re·at·tach·ment

(rē'ă-tach'mĕnt),
New epithelial or connective tissue attachment to the surface of a tooth that was surgically detached and not exposed to oral environment.

reattachment

[rē′ətach′mənt]
Etymology: L, re, again; OFr, attachier
1 the rejoining of accidentally severed body parts.
2 the rejoining of periodontal membrane fibers to the cementum of a tooth and the alveolar bone to restore a loosened tooth.

reattachment

The reanastomosis of a thing detached. See Penile reattachment.

re·at·tach·ment

(rē'ă-tach'mĕnt)
New epithelial or connective tissue attachment to the surface of a tooth that was surgically detached and not exposed to oral environment.

re·at·tach·ment

(rē'ă-tach'mĕnt)
New epithelial or connective tissue attachment to tooth surface that was surgically detached and not exposed to oral environment.

reattachment,

n in dentistry the reattachment of the gingival epithelium to the surface of the tooth.
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The gas bubble 'floats' within the eye just like a carpenter's level, and the surgeon wants the bubble to lie against the macula at the end of the surgery to help the eye heal and reattach the retina.
This technique has been used for repairing several different oral defects, including those in the floor of the mouth, buccal mucosa, and lip (it was successfully used to reattach a large avulsed segment of lip in a patient who had been bitten by a dog).
Specially trained workers used steel pins and glue to reattach restored ornaments.
The biggest problem at the beginning was that the lathe was set up in his house, three kilometers away from the operating theater "My father used to perform the first part of the operation and then, with the patient still under anesthetic, jump into his car, drive home to turn the frozen cornea and then return to reattach it to the patient," says Barraquer Jr.
No, not for the tooth fairy, but for your dentist to reattach it.
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