External Root Resorption: Combined Treatment Approach

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

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Patient: 63-year old female with hypothyroidism and restless leg syndrome

Chief Complaint: Asymptomatic (referred for suspected root resorption (tooth #30) discovered on the radiograph by the patient’s dentist)

Dental History: Gold crown (tooth #30, not recent), history of external bleaching, and the patient wears a night guard for a reported history of bruxism. The patient also reported a history of a “bad taste” in the area.

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