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Dental Traumatology 2009; 25: 541–544; doi: 10.1111/j.1600-9657.2009.00811.x Management of a complicated crown-rootfracture using adhesive fragment reattachmentand orthodontic extrusionCASE REPORT Ce´lia Tomiko Matida Hamata Saito, Abstract – Dental trauma is more common in young patients and its sequelae Marcos Heidy Guskuma, Je´ssica may impair the establishment and accomplishment of an adequate treatment Lemos Gulinelli, Celso Koogi plan. This paper reports a case of complicated crown-root fracture in a young Sonoda, Idelmo Rangel Garcia- adult that was treated using adhesive tooth fragment reattachment and ´ nior, Osvaldo Magro Filho, orthodontic root extrusion. Considering the time elapsed to follow up, the Soˆnia Regina Panzarini fracture extension, the amount of remaining root portion and the patient's low Department of Surgery and Integrated Clinics, socioeconomic status, the treatment approach proposed for this case provided Dental School Arac¸atuba, Sa˜o Paulo State good functional and aesthetic outcomes. Clinical and radiographic results after University (UNESP), Arac¸atuba, SP, Brazil 2 years were successful. This case report demonstrates the importance ofestablishing a multidisciplinary approach for a successful dental traumamanagement.
Correspondence to: Profa. Dra. SoˆniaRegina Panzarini, Departamento deCirurgia e Clı´nica Integrada, Disciplina deClı´nica Integrada, Faculdade deOdontologia do Campus de Arac¸atuba,UNESP, Rua Jose´ Bonifa´cio 1193, CEP:1601-050, Arac¸atuba, SP, BrasilTel.: +55-18-3620-3240 or+55-18-3622-5693Fax: +55 18 36363332e-mail: [email protected] Accepted on 17 April, 2009 Dental trauma is a more common event in young patients and its sequelae may impair the establishment andaccomplishment of an adequate treatment plan. Each A 21-year-old female victim of motorcycle accident was trauma case should be evaluated on an individual basis (1).
referred to the Oral and Maxillofacial Traumatology and Crown-root fractures correspond to a significant part Surgery Service of the Dental School of Arac¸atuba of cases of tooth injuries and are more prevalent in the (UNESP, Brazil) after receiving first-aid medical care.
11–18-year-old age group (2). Depending on the exis- The patient presented with abrasions in the region of the tence or not of pulp involvement, they may be classified nose and chin, soft-tissue laceration in the upper lip and respectively as complicated, which are more frequent, or a complicated crown-root fracture with pulp exposure in non-complicated crown-root fractures (2, 3).
the maxillary left central incisor (Fig. 1). Part of the There are several treatment strategies for aesthetic and coronal fragment was in place, attached to the gingival.
functional rehabilitation in cases of crown-root fracture, The incisal coronal fragment, which was the largest including mucogingival flap and adhesive reattachment portion, was found at the site of accident right after the of the original fragment (4), orthodontic extrusion first-aid care and was maintained in saline storage until followed by reconstruction of tooth crown with a the following treatment session (Fig. 2). Periapical restorative material (5), orthodontic extrusion followed radiographs taken from different angulations revealed by prosthetic rehabilitation (6), adhesive fragment reat- an oblique root fracture that extended approximately tachment associated to laminate veneer (7) and inten- 2 mm intraosseous in the distal aspect. The maxillary left tional replantation (8). Indication of the type of lateral incisor presented enamel cracks and the neigh- treatment to be used depends primarily on the bone bouring teeth presented absence of clinical and radio- level of fracture.
graphic findings (Fig. 3).
This paper reports a case of complicated crown-root The emergency dental care aimed to alleviate the pain fracture in a young adult treated using adhesive tooth and discomfort. The coronal fragment was gently removed fragment reattachment and orthodontic extrusion.
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treated conservatively with local antiseptic solution, thecoronal pulp was curetted, and the pulp chamberreceived a dressing with a commercially prepared anti-biotic–corticosteroid product (OtosporinÒ, Farmoquı´mi-ca S/A, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil) and was provisionallysealed with a glass ionomer cement (Vidrion R, SSWhite, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil). Antibiotic therapy(amoxicillin 500 mg, three times/day; Eurofarma, Sa˜oPaulo, SP, Brazil) was started and maintained for 7 days.
An anti-inflammatory (Potassium diclofenac 50 mgevery 8 h for 3 days; Novartis Biocieˆncias SA, Sa˜oPaulo, SP, Brazil) and an analgesic (Paracetamol 750 mgevery 6 h in case of pain; Aventis Pharma Ltd, Suzano,SP, Brazil) were also prescribed.
Two days after the emergency visit, an exploratory Fig. 1. Pre-operative clinical view.
surgery showed that the fracture complicated crown-rootextended deeply subgingivally, invading the biologicalwidth in the distal aspect and reaching 2 mm below thebone crest (Fig. 4). In the same session, the coronalfragment maintained in saline storage was reattached tothe root remnant using and adhesive restorative techniquewith a total-etch adhesive system (Single Bond; 3M/ESPE,St Paul, MN, USA) and a light-cured microhybridcomposite resin (TPH, Dentsply Ind. e Com. Ltda,Petro´polis, RJ, Brazil). The restoration of the fracturedcrown was completed with composite resin (Fig. 5). Dueto the loss of tooth structure, a bevel was made on theremaining root portion to increase fragment retention.
An adequate adaptation of the incisal fragment to the Fig. 2. Incisal coronal fragment.
Fig. 4. Clinical aspect during the exploratory surgery showingthe extension of the complicated crow-root fracture, invadingthe biological width in the distal aspect.
Fig. 5. Clinical aspect after adhesive coronal fragment reat- Fig. 3. Pre-operative periapical radiograph.
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Crown-root fracture and orthodontic extrusion Fig. 8. Clinical view after 24 months of follow up.
Fig. 6. Periapical radiograph after adhesive coronal fragmentreattachment.
Fig. 9. Radiographic aspect after 24 months of follow up.
Fig. 7. Fixed appliance used for orthodontic extrusion installed right central incisor and maxillary left lateral incisor, at and activated.
the incisal third, to provide the necessary anchorage fortooth movement (Fig. 7). A 0.012-inch stainless steelwire (Dental Morelli) was bent to form a 2-mm diameter distal aspect of the apical fragment was not possible due to loop with a 4-mm radicular extension, which was further the invasion of the biological width (Fig. 6). Endodontic roughened with diamond disks to provide retention and therapy started with removal of pulp tissue from the was cemented with glass ionomer cement (Vidrion R, SS remaining root portion under copious 1% sodium White) in the coronal root canal third of the fractured hypochlorite irrigation (Milton solution, Asfer-Industria tooth. Next, a 1/8 diameter orthodontic elastic was Quimica Ltda, Sa˜o Caetano do Sul, SP, Brazil), instru- placed through the coronal loop and tied to the palatal mentation and placement of a calcium hydroxide-based bow fixed between the neighbouring teeth. The elastic intracanal dressing for 30 days. Definitive root canal string was changed once a week. Orthodontic extrusion obturation was performed thereafter with lateral conden- was terminated when all root margins were exposed, sation of gutta-percha points (Tanari; Tanariman Indus- which was achieved within 21 days. After reestablish- trial Ltda., Manacapuru, AM, Brazil) and Sealapex root ment of the biological width, the tooth was splinted with canal sealer (Kerr Corp., Orange, CA, USA), leaving the composite resin (TPH, Dentsply) for 12 weeks and a coronal third unfilled.
mucoperiostal flap repositioning surgery was performed Orthodontic extrusion was performed using a fixed in the area surrounding the extruded tooth. The appliance to re-establish the biological width. A 0.028- treatment was completed with post space preparation inch round stainless steel orthodontic wire (Dental and cementation of a metallic radicular post (FKG Morelli, Sorocaba, SP, Brazil) was fixed with light-cured Dentaire, La-Cheaux-de Fonds, Switzerland) to provide composite resin to the palatal surface of the maxillary resistance to the fractured tooth. The palatal access was Ó 2009 John Wiley & Sons A/S Saito et al.
sealed with composite resin and tooth/composite sur- patient's age, the treatment proposed for this case, faces were repaired with composite resin, polished and combining adhesive tooth fragment reattachment and adjusted for occlusal interferences.
orthodontic root extrusion, provided good functional Clinical and radiographic follow up after 24 months and aesthetic outcomes. Clinical and radiographic results showed a good adaptation of the tooth fragment/ after 2 years were successful. This case report demon- composite resin restoration, absence of radiographic strates the importance of establishing a multidisciplinary signs of root resorption and absence of painful symp- approach for a successful management of dental trauma.
tomatology (Figs 8 and 9).
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