Vu Le Phuong

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Root fractures are relatively uncommon compared to other types of dental traumas. It is sometimes extremely difficult for practitioners to decide what should be done and which approach was the optimal choice for patients. This study describes the treatment of an oblique root fracture in the right maxillary central incisor (tooth 11) using mineral trioxide aggregate (MTA) and lingual splint with composite and 0.3 mm 3-strand twisted stainless steel wire. The study performs a detailed management from the first visit to the next appointments. After four months, the tooth was asymptomatic with neither discoloration nor draining sinus. Radiographs show the increasing of periapical radiolucency in the fracture area. Thus, the tooth needs further interventions.


Dental trauma, root fracture, mineral trioxide aggregate, dental trauma splint.


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