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ENDO - Endodontic Practice Today

Edited by Antionio Bonaccorso, Bun San Chong, Edgar Schafer, and Luc van der Sluis

Official Publication of the Belgian Association for Endodontology and Traumatology (BAET), the French Society of Endodontics (SFE) and the Norwegian Endodontic Society (NEF)

ISSN (print) 1753-2809 • ISSN (online) 1753-2817


Spring 2011
Volume 5 , Issue 1

Pages: 35 - 39
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Replacement resorption of endodontically treated teeth - a case report

Singh, Udai Pratap / Tyagi, Shashi Prabha / Mahajan, Shalu / Boruah, Lalit Chandra

Tooth resorption is a physiologic or pathologic interactive process, involving inflammatory cells, resorbing cells and hard tissue structures, which is similar to bone resorption. This is a case report detailing the complete root resorption of a maxillary right permanent central incisor following root canal treatment. Persisting infection and inflammation had led to continual root resorption, to the extent that there was a complete loss of the root structure and replacement by osseous tissue.

Keywords: infection, inflammation, resorptive cells, root resorption

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