Spontaneously healed root fracture: report of a case

Artvinli L., Dural S.

DENTAL TRAUMATOLOGY, vol.19, no.1, pp.64-66, 2003 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 19 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2003
  • Doi Number: 10.1034/j.1600-9657.2003.00111.x
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.64-66
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: No


Blows to the facial region can cause root fractures especially in anterior teeth. Fractures below the alveolar crest have a very high potential for healing and treatment consists of reduction and rigid splinting immediately after trauma. The aim of the treatment is to obtain reunion of the fragments. Although the fracture can heal spontaneously, the prognosis will not be as good as the correctly treated ones. The purpose of this paper is to report a case of spontaneously healed root fracture.