Executive Editor: Edward Ellis III, Kazuo Shimozato

General Editor: Daniel Buchbinder

Authors: J Andreasen, CP Cornelius, N Gellrich, S Hillerup, K Kusumoto, W Schubert

Dentoalveolar Trauma - Tooth fracture, root fracture

Operative treatment

General considerations

Almost all root fractures can be treated successfully by timely repositioning and splinting.

If the coronal fragment is missing, and if there are no serious reasons for retaining the apical fragment (which might help maintenance of alveolar volume) it should be extracted. Timing of removal of the remaining root depends on the individual situation of the patient.



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