Use of 2-octyl cyanoacrylate for the repair of a fractured molar tooth

Ann Emerg Med. 2006 May;47(5):424-6. doi: 10.1016/j.annemergmed.2005.12.026. Epub 2006 Feb 21.


Odontalgia in association with an acutely fractured tooth is a frequent reason for emergency department presentation. We describe the case of a patient who presented with a painful fractured molar tooth and was treated with topical application of 2-octyl cyanoacrylate tissue adhesive, resulting in prompt relief of her discomfort and a good temporary functional and cosmetic outcome. This product may prove useful in treating similar dental emergencies when access to emergency dental care is unavailable.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Cyanoacrylates / therapeutic use*
  • Emergency Medicine / methods
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Molar / injuries*
  • Tissue Adhesives / therapeutic use*
  • Tooth Fractures / diagnosis
  • Tooth Fractures / drug therapy*
  • Treatment Outcome


  • Cyanoacrylates
  • Tissue Adhesives
  • octyl 2-cyanoacrylate