Edition V04N01 | Year 2014 | Editorial Case Report | Pages 63 to 66
Introduction: Root fracture normally occurs in anterior teeth and is a condition oftentimes found in school children. It is commonly caused by horizontal trauma mistakenly subjected to extraction by unprepared and unskilled clinicians. Although trauma involves several different structures, traumatized teeth may be kept in the oral cavity. Methods: This study reports a case of horizontal root fracture in the middle third of tooth #13 treated by conventional endodontic treatment performed in the coronal segment. Results: One year after root canal filling, radiographic exams revealed complete fracture repair with bone tissue between fragments. Conclusion: Tooth with horizontal root fracture may be successfully kept in the oral cavity and exert its normal functions after conventional endodontic treatment is properly performed.