Management Of Horizontal Root Fractures - A Review

Document Type : Primary Research paper

Authors

1 B.D.S., Second year pg studentDepartment of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics,

2 M. D. S., Professor Sree Balaji Dental College and Hospital,

3 M. D. S., Professor Bharath Institute of Higher Education and Research,

4 M. D. S., Professor and Head Narayanapuram , Pallikaranai,Chennai -600100. Tamilnadu, India.

Abstract

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.

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