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Athira A Hari, Praveena Geetha, Neethu Rajeev, CS Deviprasad
Keywords : Calcium hydroxide, External root resorption, Osteoclast
Citation Information : Hari AA, Geetha P, Rajeev N, Deviprasad C. Nonsurgical Management of Tooth with Apical Resorption. Cons Dent Endod J 2016; 1 (2):55-58.
License: CC BY-NC 4.0
Published Online: 01-07-2016
Copyright Statement: Copyright © 2016 Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.
Usually external tooth resorption follows trauma to periodontal ligament. Based on clinical and histological manifestations, it can be classified into five categories. Due to the alkaline pH, calcium hydroxide has long been used as an intracanal medicament to slow down the resorption process. Both external and internal resorptions can also occur on the same tooth, making the management more complex. This case report presents the management of a tooth with apical resorption. Apical resorption can be managed both surgically and nonsurgically. In this case, as the tooth itself has created an apical barrier, it was decided not to break the apical seal and to manage it nonsurgically. Follow-up was done for 3 and 6 months respectively.
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