Case of the week: Horizontal root fracture 2


This week I have a case of a horizontal root fracture that is tricky to see on the initial radiograph but when another radiograph was made at a different horizontal angle it becomes clear as night and day. Take a look below.

lateral incisor horizontal root fracture 1First radiograph, check out the mesial aspect of the lateral incisor

lateral incisor with arrows lateral incisor root fracture visible

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2 thoughts on “Case of the week: Horizontal root fracture

    • Dr. Shawneen Gonzalez Post author

      This tooth has already been endodontically treated. I do not treat patients but from what an endodontist has told me is that they would wait until the tooth is symptomatic and then determine if it can be saved.