Recurrent trauma histories of two 'unlucky teeth': 42-month follow-up

KIRZIOĞLU Z., Erturk M. S. O., Altun A. C.

DENTAL TRAUMATOLOGY, vol.24, no.5, 2008 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 24 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/j.1600-9657.2008.00637.x
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Süleyman Demirel University Affiliated: Yes


The root fractures occur relatively rarely and account for 0.5-2.5% of all dental injuries. The fracture type, severity of dislocation, mobility of fragments and diastasis have negative influence on the healing process. The aim of this study was to describe the treatment and the 42-month follow-up period of three trauma histories in a 12-year-old patient in 1 year and to emphasize the negative effects of recurrent traumas on the healing pattern and prognosis of root fractures.