Treatable Resorption versus Non-treatable

Terry Pannkuk, DDS, MScD Instructional, Complications: Advanced Management, Resorption Management, Recall Observations

The location and access to a root resorption defect often determines prognosis

Patient: 74 year-old female, history of bisphosphonate drugs (Boniva ,Fosomax) for osteoporosis (age at 2 ½ year recall)

Chief Complaint: asymptomatic

Dental History: The patient’s general dentist noted a resorption defect on the labial aspect of the mandibular right lateral incisor and referred her to the author

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