The Window Approach for Extraction of Tooth Root Fragments: A Different Soft Tissue ManagementCorrespondence Address :
Dr. Roberto Pippi,
Via Caserta 6, Rome, Italy.
Different techniques have been proposed for the removal of the apical portion of fractured teeth. The window approach was proposed in the past to remove a tooth root fragment through a buccal bone opening at the level of fragment. In the classical approach, a marginal triangular flap is elevated, only the bone overlying the fractured apex is removed and then the apex is pushed out by an elevator toward the alveolar crest. In this technique, the bone removal is minimal, and it does not involve the marginal bone so that patient’s post-surgical discomfort is reduced, and bone resorption is less. A different kind of soft tissue management for bone exposure is proposed here with a simple linear incision at the level of the root apex without any vertical incision. This kind of incision is simple and versatile, leads to a lesser discomfort to the patient and avoids un-aesthetic scar.
Elevator, Incision, Tooth fracture
Roberto Pippi, Rita Colaci, Alessandra Pietrantoni. THE WINDOW APPROACH FOR EXTRACTION OF TOOTH ROOT FRAGMENTS: A DIFFERENT SOFT TISSUE MANAGEMENT. Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research [serial online] 2018 July [cited: 2018 Oct 17 ]; 12:ZD04-ZD05. Available from
Date of Submission: Jan 08, 2018
Date of Peer Review: Mar 28, 2018
Date of Acceptance: May 16, 2018
Date of Publishing: Jul 01, 2018
FINANCIAL OR OTHER COMPETING INTERESTS: None.
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