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Fragment Re-Union Along with Apexogenesis in an Immature Maxillary Central Incisor : A Case Report with 5 Year Follow-Up
1Department of Dentistry, Mysore Medical College, Mysore, Karnataka, Departments of Pedodontics & Preventive Dentistry
2Kalinga Institute of Dental Sciences, KIIT University, Bhubaneswar, Orissa
3JSS Dental College, JSS University, Mysore, Karnataka, India
Journal of Pediatric Dentistry 2013; 1(3): 67-72 DOI: 10.4103/WKMP-0028.121205
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Traumatic dental injuries often result in endodontic complications. The aim of treatment strategies for traumatized immature teeth should be preserving pulp vitality to ensure further root development and tooth maturation. There are several advantages of promoting apexogenesis in immature teeth with open apices. It encourages a longer and thicker root to develop thus decreasing the propensity of long-term root fracture. Here is a presentation of a case of 7-year-old boy where a traumatized immature maxillary central incisor showed the capacity for further root development and apexogenesis after performing vital pulp therapy and a follow-up of 5 years shows asymptomatic healthy tooth.