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Treatment of Surgically Inaccessible Resorption

Terry Pannkuk, DDS, MScDDiagnostic Puzzles, Instructional, Complications: Advanced Management, Resorption Management, All by Date


CBCT frontal capture section showing the buccolingual extent of the resorption defect and the coronoapical height

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Heithersay or Pressure Resorption?

Patient: 43 year-old female in excellent health

Chief Complaint: ”Cold sensitivity with the upper right back tooth”

Dental History: The patient reported a history of increasing cold sensitivity with some biting sensitivity associated with the maxillary right 2nd molar (Tooth #2). Her dentist had noticed a lateral crater radiolucency on the coronal third of the distobuccal root when taking a periapical radiograph and referred her to the author for an endodontic examination with testing

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