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Root healing after horizontal fracture: a case report with a 13-year follow up.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18557757     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Although horizontal root fractures connote a serious trauma to the tooth, they present a favorable prognosis, as the vitality of the pulp remains. Small displacements of the fragments minimize the failure of the healing process; however, even when they occur, the reduction of the diastasis between root fragments is always necessary. A majority of cases are asymptomatic and heal spontaneously even though no therapeutic measures have been adopted. A case of root fracture that was discovered only 1 year after the trauma is presented. Thirteen years later, the tooth is well positioned in the maxillary arch and has kept its pulp vitality despite the obliteration of the root conduct. Expectant management was adopted at the moment of the first examination, and the follow-up of the patient showed it to have been the best choice.
Evaristo Soares Andrade; Antônio Lucindo Pinto de Campos Sobrinho; Miguel Gustavo Setúbal Andrade; Jane Luzia Freire Matos
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2008-06-28
Journal Detail:
Title:  Dental traumatology : official publication of International Association for Dental Traumatology     Volume:  24     ISSN:  1600-9657     ISO Abbreviation:  Dent Traumatol     Publication Date:  2008 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-08-25     Completed Date:  2008-11-12     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101091305     Medline TA:  Dent Traumatol     Country:  Denmark    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  e1-3     Citation Subset:  D    
Dentist in Private Practice, Reabilitacões Cirúrgicas Dentofaciais, Salvador, Bahia, Brazil.
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MeSH Terms
Dental Pulp Calcification / etiology
Follow-Up Studies
Tooth Fractures / complications,  physiopathology*
Tooth Root / injuries*
Wound Healing

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