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Year : 2017  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 127-130

Diagnosis and management of root resorption in traumatized teeth: Report of two cases

1 Department of Restorative Dentistry, Federal University of Paraíba, João Pessoa, PB, Brazil
2 Department of Restorative Dentistry, State University of Campinas, Piracicaba, SP, Brazil

Correspondence Address:
Thiago Farias Rocha Lima
Department of Restorative Dentistry, Federal University of Paraiba, Endodontics Area, University City, SN, Joao Pessoa, PB 58051-900
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/ejgd.ejgd_138_16

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Internal resorption (IR) is a progressive process initiated within the pulp space with the loss of dentin. Although trauma and pulp inflammation/infection are the major contributory factors in the initiation of IR, all the etiologic factors and the pathogenesis have not yet been completely elucidated. Cervical external resorption is defined as a localized resorptive process that commences on the surface of the root below the epithelial attachment and the coronal aspect of the supporting alveolar process, namely, the zone of the connective tissue attachment. This report is presented two cases of root resorption (external cervical resorption and inflammatory IR) in traumatized teeth where cone beam computed tomography has been used as an important diagnostic tool. Treatment of external cervical resorption involved endodontics and periodontics. In case with inflammatory IR, only endodontic treatment was necessary. The postoperative course was uneventful and a stable clinical outcome was obtained.

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