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REVIEW ARTICLE
Year : 2014  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 107-113

Vertical root fractures: An update review


Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, Sudha Rustagi Dental College, Faridabad, Haryana, India

Correspondence Address:
Anu Dhawan
Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, Sudha Rustagi Dental College, Faridabad - 121 002, Haryana
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/2321-4619.143457

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Vertical root fractures are the most common cause of tooth loss. These fractures have a multifactorial etiology. They lead to advanced periodontal breakdown with deep periodontal pockets and vertical bone defects. Clinical signs and symptoms are often elusive in nature and may be difficult to detect. In this review, the etiology, diagnosis, prevention and management of vertical root fractures is discussed.


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