Periodontal factor in forced eruption of fractured human incisor

Benjamin Peretz*, Thomas W. Wein‐berg, David Kohavi

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Abstract A case is presented with both vertical and horizontal root fractures. Roentgenographic diagnosis revealed only the horizontal component of the fracture. On completion of the forced eruption it was evident that the sound tooth structure was still subgingival. Periodontal probing showed a deep vertical component of the fracture which was not diagnosed on previous examination. This misdiagnosed case emphasizes the need for complete periodontal examination in a subgingivally fractured tooth.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)222-225
Number of pages4
JournalDental Traumatology
Issue number5
StatePublished - Oct 1986
Externally publishedYes


  • crown lengthening procedure
  • crownfacture
  • forced eruption
  • verticalfracture


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