JICDRO is a UGC approved journal (Journal no. 63927)
Year : 2010  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 40-48

Dowel-inlay a new treatment approach to traumatic root fracture

Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, Rungta College of Dental Sciences and Research, Rungta Education Campus, Kohka Road, Kurud, Bhilai - 490 024 (C.G.), India

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R G Sunil Reddy
Rukkus Residency, # 3-4-759, Opp: H.P. Petrol Pump, Barkatpura X' Roads', Hyderabad - 500 027, A.P
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DOI: 10.4103/2231-0754.89996

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Tooth trauma has been and continues to be a common occurrence that every dental professional must be prepared to assess and treat when necessary. Tooth trauma and its management loom as a major challenge to the dental practitioner. Transverse root fractures occur most commonly in the maxillary teeth. This case report describes a new technique for the management of transverse root fractures in zone 2 with dowel inlay. This enables the utilization of the fractured fragment crown for stabilizing a transverse root fracture in zone 2, in a simple, economical, and minimally invasive manner. It can save considerable time over other alternative treatment options available for the treatment of trauma zone 2 fractures. Both clinical and radiographic follow-up have shown a stable condition, without any probing defects, ongoing root resorption or periapical pathosis.

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