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Management of Root Fractures


Rechenberg, Dan‐Krister (2019). Management of Root Fractures. In: Neuhaus, Klaus W; Lussi, Adrian. Management of Dental Emergencies in Children and Adolescents. Hoboken: Wiley Blackwell, 91-102.

Abstract

Horizontal root fractures are frequently occurring consequences of acute traumatic dental injury (TDI). They are described as fractures separating the root into coronal and apical segments, with the fracture lines being completely or partially confined within the bone. Depending on the degree of injury, different treatment regimens may be applied. However, because the overall prevalence of root fracture is low, health‐care professionals are often insecure regarding appropriate management. In general, root fracture treatment aims to preserve the functional integrity and aesthetics of the teeth involved. Treatment failure may eventually lead to tooth loss, with potentially negative lifetime consequences, such as impaired orofacial development. Altogether, it is indispensable for the health‐care professional to know the biological foundation, diagnostic approaches and appropriate treatment modalities for root‐fractured teeth. This chapter provides information on all these aspects, as well as the currently recommended recall regime and expected outcomes.

Abstract

Horizontal root fractures are frequently occurring consequences of acute traumatic dental injury (TDI). They are described as fractures separating the root into coronal and apical segments, with the fracture lines being completely or partially confined within the bone. Depending on the degree of injury, different treatment regimens may be applied. However, because the overall prevalence of root fracture is low, health‐care professionals are often insecure regarding appropriate management. In general, root fracture treatment aims to preserve the functional integrity and aesthetics of the teeth involved. Treatment failure may eventually lead to tooth loss, with potentially negative lifetime consequences, such as impaired orofacial development. Altogether, it is indispensable for the health‐care professional to know the biological foundation, diagnostic approaches and appropriate treatment modalities for root‐fractured teeth. This chapter provides information on all these aspects, as well as the currently recommended recall regime and expected outcomes.

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Item Type:Book Section, not_refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > Center for Dental Medicine > Clinic of Conservative and Preventive Dentistry
Dewey Decimal Classification:610 Medicine & health
Language:English
Date:25 July 2019
Deposited On:31 Jan 2020 09:43
Last Modified:31 Jan 2020 09:43
Publisher:Wiley Blackwell
ISBN:9781119372646
OA Status:Closed
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1002/9781119372684.ch2.3

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