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Vertical root fractures: A review

Remya C, Indiresha H. N., John V. George, Dinesh K.


Vertical root fractures are mostly caused following endodontic therapy, and the chances are increased many fold if the final restoration includes placement of a post. The condition is difficult to diagnose and equally difficult to treat. Earlier treatment options included extraction of single rooted teeth, but with the advent of adhesive dentistry. There is a paradigm shift towards preservation of these teeth. This review addresses the etiology, diagnosis and management of vertical root fractures.


Post endodontic failures; root fracture; vertical root fracture

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