Treatment of horizontal root-fractured maxillary incisors - a case report

Polat-Oezsoy O., Guelsahi K., Veziroglu F.

DENTAL TRAUMATOLOGY, vol.24, no.6, pp.91-95, 2008 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 24 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/j.1600-9657.2008.00679.x
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.91-95
  • Recep Tayyip Erdoğan University Affiliated: No


Traumatic dental injuries often occur to the teeth and their supporting tissues and they are the main reasons for emergency visit to a dental clinic. Management of a fracture depends on its position and the extent of root involvement. Horizontal root fractures are not seen frequently and the treatment consists of reduction and long-term rigid fixation of the coronal segment. The present case demonstrates the successful management of two horizontally fractured maxillary central incisors with a follow-up period of 9 months.