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Multidisciplinary Treatment of a Complicated Crown-root Fracture

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Complicated crown-root fractures are challenging for pediatric dentists to treat. Many treatment strategies have been proposed, each with their own advantages and disadvantages. The purpose of this report was to suggest a new method to treat a complicated crown-root fracture using fragment reattachment with the aid of a splint and an intracanal fiber post. It is recommended that the fractured fragment be stabilized to its original position instead of being extracted if the biological width is minimally invaded. Furthermore, the use of an intracanal post is recommended to reinforce the root in a horizontal root fracture.
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Document Type: Case Report

Affiliations: Shanghai Key laboratory of Stomatology, Shanghai Research Institute of Stomatology, Ninth People's Hospital, Medical College, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China

Publication date: May 1, 2010

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  • Pediatric Dentistry is the official publication of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry and the College of Diplomates of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. It is published bi-monthly and is internationally recognized as the leading journal in the area of pediatric dentistry. The journal promotes the practice, education and research specifically related to the specialty of pediatric dentistry. This peer-reviewed journal features scientific articles, case reports and abstracts of current pediatric dental research.
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