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CASE REPORT

Management of Horizontal and Multiple Crown-Root Fractures

Ramya Raghu, DS Sahana

Citation Information : Raghu R, Sahana D. Management of Horizontal and Multiple Crown-Root Fractures. World J Dent 2011; 2 (4):338-341.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10015-1109

Published Online: 01-12-2011

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2011; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

Traumatic injury to oral cavity with accompanying tooth fracture can be a tragic experience for the patient and is a problem that requires experience, judgment and skill of the dentist. The dental health and appearance marred by an unsightly injury must be restored to normal as soon as possible. Though, root fractures comprise 0.5 to 7% of injuries affecting the permanent dentition, improper and delayed treatment can lead to loss of tooth. This report records a clinical case of intraalveolar horizontal mid root fracture in maxillary right central incisor with subluxation of coronal segment, which was managed endodontically using mineral trioxide aggregate (MTA), as an apical barrier at the fracture site. Maxillary right lateral and left central incisors affected by oblique crown-root fracture which were restored by custom-cast post and crown. After one year follow-up, the teeth were asymptomatic and showed signs of healing apical to the MTA barrier.


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