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Year : 2011  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 265-268

True vertical tooth root fracture: Case report and review

Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, CDER, AIIMS, New Delhi, India

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Naseem Shah
Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, Center for Dental Education and Research, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Ansari Nagar, New Delhi - 110 029
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DOI: 10.4103/0976-237X.86495

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It is important for the clinician not only to gather as much information about a case as possible, but also to be able to correctly interpret the data to arrive at an accurate diagnosis. Occasionally, a case presents with symptoms that might be suggestive of a condition; however, the final diagnosis may be totally different. This paper reports on an interesting case of a true vertical root fracture, in an intact maxillary molar in a 55-year-old man. The case was misdiagnosed and treated as a periodontal defect for over two months. The paper discusses the various causes and diagnostic dilemmas of root fractures.

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