Journal of Interdisciplinary Dentistry

REVIEW ARTICLE
Year
: 2011  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 101--104

Vertical root fractures: Review and case report


Mithra N Hegde1, Nidarsh D Hegde2, Chiradeep Haldar1 
1 Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, A.B. Shetty, Memorial Institute of Dental Sciences, Derelakatte, Mangalore, India
2 Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, A.B. Shetty, Memorial Institute of Dental Sciences, Derelakatte, Mangalore, India

Correspondence Address:
Mithra N Hegde
Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, A.B. Shetty, Memorial Institute of Dental Sciences, Derelakatte, Mangalore
India

Vertical root fractures, or VRFs, usually are characterized by an incomplete or complete fracture line that extends through the long axis of the root toward the apex. The cause of VRFs is mainly trauma and iatrogenic reasons. Complete or incomplete VRFs constitute an ongoing problem in dentistry because they are difficult to be diagnosed in the early stages. In most cases, tooth extraction is the only reasonable treatment when the VRF is finally diagnosed. Other options have been put forward such as bonding the two fractured segments and reimplanting the tooth. A similar case has been described here.


How to cite this article:
Hegde MN, Hegde ND, Haldar C. Vertical root fractures: Review and case report.J Interdiscip Dentistry 2011;1:101-104


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Hegde MN, Hegde ND, Haldar C. Vertical root fractures: Review and case report. J Interdiscip Dentistry [serial online] 2011 [cited 2019 Jul 19 ];1:101-104
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