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Failed External Resorption Treatment Corrected with Surgery

Can initial failed external resorption treatment be successfully corrected?

Patient: 24 year-old male in excellent health

Chief Complaint: Biting Sensitivity

Dental History: The patient reported having had root canal treatment performed by his general dentist in 2011 (3 years prior to the initial consultation with the author). His current local dentist noted gingival bleeding at a recent appointment and noted a root radiolucency consistent with external root resorption (maxillary right canine, tooth #6)

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UPDATE: Suspected Split Lower Molar Found to be Resorption

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Not all "obvious" root splits are split

Patient: 67 year-old male with managed hypertension

Chief Complaint: Non-localized Dull Ache

Dental History: Patient reported a history of bleeding gums around a porcelain-fused-to-metal crown placed years ago (Tooth #19). During a routine cleaning visit there was noted pocketing and bleeding with radiographic evidence of periradicular radiolucencies (#19)

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Combined Nonsurgical/Surgical Resorption Management with Recall Exams

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Placing the wrong material in a resorption defect impedes and delays healing

Patient: 65 year-old female with Type 2 Diabetes

Chief Complaint: slight toothache and feeling of pressure in the lower left back jaw

Dental History: The patient’s dentist had discovered an external resorption defect in the mesial root of the mandibular left first molar (tooth #19) then prepared and filled the defect with a temporary filling. Subsequently, the dentist prepared the tooth and placed a temporary acrylic crown. The patient was referred to the author for an endodontic examination and treatment.

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External Root Resorption: Combined Treatment Approach

Resorption Management
Apr 2, 2018

CBCT Mapping of a Maxillary Left Canine Defect

Resorption Management
Feb 19, 2018

Resorption Treatment of Tooth Initially Repaired with IRM

Resorption Management, Resorption Management
Oct 30, 2017

Treatment of Surgically Inaccessible Resorption

Resorption Management
Jun 26, 2017

Management of Surgically Inaccessible Root Resorption

Resorption Management
Mar 13, 2017

Treatable Resorption versus Non-treatable

Resorption Management
Feb 27, 2017

Limited Internal Approach to External Resorption

Resorption Management
Dec 12, 2016

Internal Repair of External Resorption

Resorption Management
Oct 17, 2016

Surgical Resorption Repair (Lingual Approach)

Resorption Management
Jul 11, 2016