Diagnosis and possible causes of vertical root fractures.

  title={Diagnosis and possible causes of vertical root fractures.},
  author={Friedrich Meister and T J Lommel and Hal Gerstein},
  journal={Oral surgery, oral medicine, and oral pathology},
  volume={49 3},
Thirty-two cases of vertical fractures were studied in an attempt to identify the causes and diagnostic signs normally present. In all of the patients except two, osseous defects were present and could be probed. The majortiy (65.63 percent) had only mild pain or a dull discomfort. Seventy-five percent showed diffuse widening of the periodontal ligament space. This study suggests that excessive force during lateral condensation of the gutta-percha caused 84.38 percent of the fractures. A… CONTINUE READING
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