Root fractures in the permanent dentition: diagnosis, treatment and long term follow-up
Time: 09:00 - 10:00
Room: DALI (PV5)
Chair(s): Guillermo Roser (Spain)
- > To describe treatment and splinting times
- > To anticipate the type of expected healing following root fractures
- > To recognize variables affecting the prognosis of root fractures
Root fractures (intra-alveolar or transverse) can result from a direct impact on the maxillary incisors and may affect children with immature permanent teeth as well as young individuals with mature permanent teeth. A biological-based treatment approach is mandatory as most root fractures have an excellent long-term prognosis. This presentation will cover the emergency management of horizontal or oblique root fractures affecting the cervical, middle or apical area of the root. The type of splint suggested, the splinting times and the expected healing in the long term, will be discussed.