Surgical extrusion of a crown-root fractured tooth: 3.5-year follow-up

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Edition V04N03 | Year 2014 | Editorial Original Article | Pages 47 to 52

Emel Olga Onay, Mete Ungor, Burcak Kaya, Firdevs Veziroglu

Introduction: Different treatment approaches are indicated for crown-root fractured teeth. Surgical extrusion is a onestep procedure that implies immediate repositioning of the tooth into its normal position. The aim of this case report was to report the multidisciplinary treatment of a crownroot fractured maxillary premolar. Methods: In this case, a crown-root fractured maxillary premolar was treated by means of the surgical extrusion technique. After solving the issue of periapical radiolucency, the tooth was restored with porcelain-fused-to-metal crown. Results: At the 3.5-year follow-up, the tooth was asymptomatic and there were no radiographic and clinical signs of progressive root resorption, marginal bone loss or periapical disease. Conclusion: The favorable results of this case demonstrate that surgical extrusion may be an alternative treatment to existing protocols.

Tooth fractures, Traumatology, Surgical instruments, Orthodontics,

Onay EO, Ungor M, Kaya B, Veziroglu F. Surgical extrusion of a crown-root fractured tooth: 3.5-year follow-up. Dental Press Endod. 2014 Sept-Dec;4(3):47-52. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.14436/2178-3713.4.3.047-052.oar

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