Edition V03N01 | Year 2013 | Editorial Case Report | Pages 88 to 93
Introduction: Dental trauma may be considered one of the main causes of permanent teeth loss, and root fractures are relatively uncommon in these situations.
Objective: The aim of this study was to report a clinical case of horizontal root fracture promoted by a dental trauma and discuss their clinical implications.
Methods: The horizontal root fracture occurred at the middle third of the maxillary central incisor with separation of the fragments. The tooth was diagnosed with pulp necrosis, and the endodontic treatment was performed.
Results: After a follow-up period of two years with radiographic and tomographic images root complications were not observed, neither painful symptomatology, highlighting the importance of a correct diagnosis which results in a good prognosis, preserving the esthetic and psychological integrity of the patient.