The evaluation of root fracture with cone beam computed tomography (CBCT): An epidemiological study

Mehmet Sinan Doğan, Michele Callea, Lindawati S. Kusdhany, Ahmet Aras, Diah Ayu Maharani, Masita Mandasari, Melissa Adiatman, Izzet Yavuz

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Background: The aim of this study was evaluation of the cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) image of 50 patients at the ages of 8-15 suspecting root fracture and root fracture occurred, exposed to dental traumatic. In additionally, this study was showed effect of crown fracture on root fracture healing. Material and Methods: All of the individuals included in the study were obtained images with the cone-beam computed tomography range of 0,3 voxel and 8.9 seconds.(i-CAT®, Model 17-19, Imaging SciencesInternational, Hatfield, Pa USA).The information obtained from the history and CBCT images of patients were evaluated using chi-square test statistical method the mean and the distribution of the independent variables. Results: 50 children, have been exposed to trauma, was detected root fracture injury in 97 teeth. Horizontal root fracture 63.9% of the 97 tooth, the oblique in 31.9%, both the horizontal and oblique in 1.03%, partial fracture in 2.06%, and both horizontally and vertical in 1.03% was observed.The most affected teeth, respectively of, are the maxillary central incisor (41.23% left, right, 37.11%), maxillary left lateral incisor (9.27%), maxillary right lateral incisor (11.34%), and mandibular central incisor (1.03%). Conclusions: Crown fractures have negative effects on spontaneous healing of root fractures. CBCT are used selected as an alternative to with conventional radiography for diagnosis of root fractures. In particular, it's cross-sectional image is quite useful and has been provided more conveniences seeing the results of diagnosis and treatment for clinician.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)e41-e48
JournalJournal of Clinical and Experimental Dentistry
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2018


  • CBCT
  • Epidemiolog
  • Root fracture


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