Root Fractures in Dentistry

Watch Dental Video about Root Fractures in Dentistry

A root fracture means the breaking of the root of a tooth.

We distinguish between longitudinal and transverse fractures. In general, root fractures may occur after accidents, dental interventions, due to incorrectly sized prosthetic structures, and after bite traumas. Transverse fractures can frequently be treated; depending on the severity and the age of the patient, one may be able to wait whether the dental tooth heals, or the fractured part is surgically removed and the rest of the tooth receives a root canal treatment.

Root Fracture

Root Fracture

Unfortunately, extensive longitudinal fractures cannot be treated, but thankfully, such fractures rarely occur during accidents. They happen more frequently in the course of pivot tooth treatments –more on that in the video "Pivot Tooth Fracture".

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