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Surgical intervention for treating an extensive internal resorption with unfavorable crown-to-root ratio

Authors
Journal
Journal of Conservative Dentistry
0972-0707
Publisher
Medknow Publications
Publication Date
Volume
15
Issue
4
Identifiers
DOI: 10.4103/0972-0707.101922
Keywords
  • Case Report

Abstract

Internal resorption is a rare lesion in permanent teeth. Managing perforating internal resorption is a great challenge for dentists. This report presents a successful surgical treatment of a maxillary central incisor that had extensive root perforation due to internal resorption. After unsuccessful nonsurgical approach, during surgical intervention apical part of the resorption defect was removed and the coronal part was filled with mineral trioxide aggregate. Three years later the tooth was symptom free with normal mobility and pocket depth despite unfavorable crown-to-root ratio. This case report have shown that surgical intervention and using mineral trioxide aggregate as root canal filling material in a tooth with extensive internal resorption and unfavorable crown-to-root ratio can be considered as a treatment option.

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