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Nonsurgical Management of Tooth with Apical Resorption

Athira A Hari, Neethu Rajeev, CS Deviprasad

Keywords : Calcium hydroxide, External root resorption, Osteoclast

Citation Information : Hari AA, Rajeev N, Deviprasad C. Nonsurgical Management of Tooth with Apical Resorption. Cons Dent Endod J 2016; 1 (2):55-58.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10048-0014

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 01-11-2018

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2016; The Author(s).


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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