Ignorance: the root of misfortune. Early childhood dental trauma to upper central incisor- consequences and its management-a case report
Keywords:Apexification, Early childhood trauma, Immature teeth, Mineral trioxide aggregate
The successful treatment of early childhood dental trauma is influenced by the child’s age, the child’s cooperation, and the time-lapse between the trauma and seeking dental care. Delayed emergency care raises the risk of complications, making vital tooth survival and/or a favourable prognosis less predictable. As a result, prompt treatment and follow-up are critical to reducing the risk of both short and long-term negative outcomes. This case report describes an early childhood trauma to the upper central incisor which was left untreated. It subsequently developed discoloration, pulpal necrosis, thin dentinal walls, and a wide-open apex. An absorbable collagen barrier was placed against which MTA was condensed and filled up to the cementoenamel junction. A subsequent assessment revealed clinical and radiographic success.
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