Horizontal root fracture repair in teeth with different root development stages: report of two cases

Adriana de Jesus Soares, Juliana Yuri Nagata, Thiago Farias Rocha Lima, Alexandre Augusto Zaia, Francisco José de Souza-Filho


Root fractures diagnosis depends on careful clinical and radiographic examination. The prognosis is directly related to coronary fragment displacement, stage of root and pulp development, and type of splinting and fracture localization. This paper reports management of two different cases of root fractures, i.e., root fracture in upper left central incisor with an immature root development managed without any endodontic intervention and root fractures in the mandibular lateral incisors with associated pulp necrosis managed by the use of an intracanal medicament composed of calcium hydroxide, 2% chlorhexidine gel and zinc oxide.


Root fracture; Repair; Immature teeth; Intracanal medicament


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