Treatment of horizontal root fractures using MTA as apical plug: report of 3 cases

Kusgoz A., Yildirim T., Tanriver M., Yesilyurt C.

ORAL SURGERY ORAL MEDICINE ORAL PATHOLOGY ORAL RADIOLOGY AND ENDODONTOLOGY, vol.107, no.5, 2009 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


Root fractures are rare occurrences through all dental injuries. They comprise only 0.5% to 7.0% of traumas affecting the permanent teeth. Generally the cervical and middle thirds of the roots are affected. The healing of these lesions depends on the health of the pulp, dentine, cementum, and alveolar bone. These case reports describe the management and 2-year follow-up of 3 maxillary central incisors with horizontal root fractures treated with mineral trioxide aggregate (MTA) as apical plug. (Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol Endod 2009;107:e68-e72)