Conservative Management of Displaced Horizontal Root Fracture in Vital Maxillary Premolar: a Case Report

Sheikh Bilal Badar 1 , Robia Ghafoor 1 , Muhammad Hasan Hameed 1  and Natasha Anwer 2
  • 1 Dental section, Department of Surgery, Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi, Pakistan
  • 2 Dental section, Jinnah Medical and Dental College, , Karachi, Pakistan


Background/Aim: The management of horizontal root fracture is not straight forward. It depends upon the location of the fracture, mobility and vitality of fractured tooth segment. The goal of treatment is to restore the shape and function of affected tooth.

Case report: This following case report described the conservative management of horizontal root fracture which was also displaced but somehow maintained its vitality. The affected tooth was initially stabilized and followed up in the subsequent appointments for evaluation of vitality that turned out to be vital, thus, preventing any unnecessary intervention.

Conclusions: Horizontal root fractures in the vital teeth should be initially managed conservatively and every effort should be made to preserve the vitality of tooth.

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