Apixification on immature tooth traumatized with crown-root fracture: case report





Endodontics; Regenerative endodontics; Dental pulp necrosis; Calcium hydroxide; Dental trauma.


Dental trauma is a health problem with high frequency in children and young adults. They are associated to psychological, functional and aesthetics consequences. Pulp necrosis is one of the main consequences after a dental trauma and implies failure in the root development of newly erupted permanent teeth, which therefore remain thin walls and open apex. The objective of this study was to describe a treatment option that allows the development of the root apex and the strengthening of the apical walls in immature teeth that present pulp necrosis after trauma. Apexification with a single application of calcium hydroxide was used as technique. This study concluded that calcium hydroxide apexification is a low cost alternative, easily applicable in the clinical routine and that presents high success rates in the treatment of immature traumatized teeth.


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How to Cite

FREIRE, T. C. .; LIMA, A. A. .; PACHECO, K. C. M. .; PEREIRA, P. L. R. .; BUENO, C. S. P. .; OLIVEIRA, D. P. de .; SILVA, L. C. .; ESPÍNDOLA, L. C. P. .; FAGUNDES, D. dos S. . Apixification on immature tooth traumatized with crown-root fracture: case report . Research, Society and Development, [S. l.], v. 11, n. 2, p. e32611225729, 2022. DOI: 10.33448/rsd-v11i2.25729. Disponível em: https://www.rsdjournal.org/index.php/rsd/article/view/25729. Acesso em: 30 may. 2024.



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