1. bookVolume 22 (2018): Issue 3 (November 2018)
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Conservative Management of Displaced Horizontal Root Fracture in Vital Maxillary Premolar: a Case Report

Published Online: 29 Oct 2018
Volume & Issue: Volume 22 (2018) - Issue 3 (November 2018)
Page range: 167 - 170
Received: 12 Nov 2017
Accepted: 02 Apr 2018
Journal Details
License
Format
Journal
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2335-0245
First Published
06 Mar 2014
Publication timeframe
3 times per year
Languages
English
Summary

Background/Aim: The management of horizontal root fracture is not straight forward. It depends upon the location of the fracture, mobility and vitality of fractured tooth segment. The goal of treatment is to restore the shape and function of affected tooth.

Case report: This following case report described the conservative management of horizontal root fracture which was also displaced but somehow maintained its vitality. The affected tooth was initially stabilized and followed up in the subsequent appointments for evaluation of vitality that turned out to be vital, thus, preventing any unnecessary intervention.

Conclusions: Horizontal root fractures in the vital teeth should be initially managed conservatively and every effort should be made to preserve the vitality of tooth.

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