Document Type : Primary Research paper
B.D.S., Second year pg studentDepartment of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics,
M. D. S., Professor Sree Balaji Dental College and Hospital,
M. D. S., Professor Bharath Institute of Higher Education and Research,
M. D. S., Professor and Head Narayanapuram , Pallikaranai,Chennai -600100. Tamilnadu, India.
Traumatic dental injuries of the permanent teeth are commonly encountered emergencies in a dental clinic which occurs frequently in children and young adults. Root fractures involves dentine, cementum and pulp.Root fractures are divided into two categories: horizontal and vertical. They may be clinically challenging cases to treat and hence treatment of such cases requires an interdisciplinary/multidisciplinary approach for and prognosis. Proper diagnosis, treatment planning and follow up are essential for improving a favourable outcome. Treatment of horizontal root fractures depends on a number of factors such as, position of fracture line, mobility of tooth and pulpal status. This review will help the clinicians to have a thorough knowledge and adequate clinical experience to treat them properly.