Treatment of horizontal root fractures using a triple antibiotic paste and mineral trioxide aggregate: A case report

Er K., ÇELİK D., TAŞDEMİR T., Yildirim T.

ORAL SURGERY ORAL MEDICINE ORAL PATHOLOGY ORAL RADIOLOGY AND ENDODONTOLOGY, vol.108, no.1, 2009 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


This case report describes the treatment of a horizontal root fracture in a maxillary central incisor (tooth #8) using a triple antibiotic paste and mineral trioxide aggregate. A nonsurgical endodontic treatment was performed to a coronal root canal fragment of tooth #8. During the treatment procedure, 1% sodium hypochlorite solution was used for irrigation and a triple antibiotic paste was used as an intracanal medicament. The coronal part of the canal was obturated with mineral trioxide aggregate totally. At follow-up examination after 12 months, the tooth was asymptomatic and radiographically showed repair of the fracture region. Healing was achieved without any need for further interventions. (Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol Endod 2009; 108: e63-e66)