Vertical Root Fractures: Diagnosis and Management - A Review

Sushama R Galagali, Santosh kumar Bangalore Balaram, Navaneetha H, Srikanth B.S Choudary


Vertical root fractures (VRF) have been described as longitudinally oriented fractures of the root, extending from the root canal to the periodontium. Diagnosis and management of vertical root fracture is a challenging task for the clinician. Vertical root fracture commonly affects endodontically treated teeth. Prognosis most often is hopeless and differential diagnosis from other pathologies may be difficult at times. This review emphasizes about the etiology, diagnosis, and management of vertical root fractures.


Root Fracture; Vertical Root Fracture; Fracture


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