Volume 4, Issue 1, June 2018, Page: 9-12
Internal Root Resorption – A Case Report for Hopeless Tooth
Afzan Adilah Ayoub, Centre of Restorative Studies, Faculty of Dentistry, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Sungai Buloh, Malaysia; Department of Endodontology, Faculty of Dentistry, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Gary Shun-Pan Cheung, Department of Endodontology, Faculty of Dentistry, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Received: Dec. 11, 2017;       Accepted: Feb. 16, 2018;       Published: Mar. 15, 2018
DOI: 10.11648/j.ijdm.20180401.13      View  1110      Downloads  67
Internal root resorption has been reported as early as in the early of the 18th century. It presented with the classic oval-shaped enlargement of the root canal area. It can be classified as either inflammatory or replacement. Non-surgical root canal treatment for this diagnosis may present with an inimitable operative encounter. Clinical considerations: A non-surgical root canal retreatment had been attempted and discussed in this paper. The attempt has proved to give more time for the tooth to be functional in the patient mouth. Conclusions: The reduction from 8-mm to 4-mm in pocketing depth, resolving of periapical lesion and no signs and symptoms at the 6-months review provided a favorable outcome to once a hopeless tooth.
Endodontic, Root Canal Treatment, Internal Root Resorption
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Afzan Adilah Ayoub, Gary Shun-Pan Cheung, Internal Root Resorption – A Case Report for Hopeless Tooth, International Journal of Dental Medicine. Vol. 4, No. 1, 2018, pp. 9-12. doi: 10.11648/j.ijdm.20180401.13
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