Volume 2 Issue 6
Endodontic Treatment of a Tooth with Horizontal Root Fracture by MTA Apical Plug: A Case Report
Reza Sayyad Soufdoost and Ali Jamali Ghomi.
Horizontal root fracture is one of the common outcomes of the dental trauma. Conventional endodontic treatment of these teeth is not simple due to difficulties faced with obturation such as wide apical foramen of fragment, unpredictable prognosis and absence of barrier. Mineral trioxide aggregate (MTA) has become the material of choice in artificial apical barrier procedures due to many posi-tive mechanical and chemical properties. This case report describes the management of the tooth#10 with horizontal root fracture with a big apical lesion after many years following trauma by placing MTA plug. 18 months follow up showed a successful treatment outcome.
Keywords: Apical Plug; Dental Trauma; Endodontic Treatment; Horizontal Root Fracture; Mineral Trioxide Aggregate