Repair characteristics of horizontal root fracture: a case report

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Blackwell Munksgaard


Radicular fractures in permanent teeth are uncommon injuries among dental traumas, comprising 0.5-7% of the cases. Fracture occurs most often in the middle-third of the root and rarely at the apical-third. The present paper reports a clinical case of a horizontal radicular fracture located between the middle- and apical-third of a upper left-central incisor followed-up for over 3 years. The tooth was extracted owing to periodontal reasons. Histomorphologically, it showed pulp-vitality preservation and root healing by hard-tissue deposition.



dental trauma, horizontal root fracture, repair of root fracture

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Dental Traumatology. Copenhagen: Blackwell Munksgaard, v. 18, n. 2, p. 98-102, 2002.