Complete Combined Management of Heithersay Type 3 Resorption

Terry Pannkuk, DDS, MScD Complications: Advanced Management, Resorption Management

Learn how extensive resorption of the cervical area of a tooth can be successfully managed

Patient: 33 year old female, history of melanoma, recent child birth (4 months prior and nursing), thinks she might be pregnant again

Chief Complaint: asymptomatic, suspected resorption noted by her dentist on a routine radiographic exam (#30)

Dental History: Previous external bleaching and orthodontics, also wears a night splint for TMD

Significant Findings (Tooth #30): All clinical findings were unremarkable except slight generalized bleeding upon probing and the radiographic rarefaction noted by her general dentist (A CBCT scan was prescribed to map the defect)

Pulp and Periradicular Diagnosis (Tooth #30): Normal pulp with Heithersay Resorption (Type 3)

Treatment Prognosis (Tooth #30): Guarded

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