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Multidisciplinary approach for the treatment of extensive external cervical resorption after dental trauma.

Authors
  • Alves, T P1
  • Soares, T R C
  • Barreto, S C
  • Fried, H
  • Pereira, G D S
  • Maia, L C
  • Santos, A E C
  • 1 School of Dentistry, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. , (Brazil)
Type
Published Article
Journal
Operative Dentistry
Publisher
Operative Dentistry
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2013
Volume
38
Issue
4
Pages
349–357
Identifiers
DOI: 10.2341/12-278-S
PMID: 23210917
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

External cervical resorption (ECR) is a sequela of dentoalveolar trauma that may cause functional, esthetic, and psychologic alterations. The aim of this study was to report a successful multidisciplinary treatment approach performed in a 12-year-old patient who presented with posttraumatic ECR associated with extensive opened cavity, pulp necrosis, and periapical lesion of tooth number 9, with an initial unfavorable prognosis. Crown lengthening was done to enable restoration of vestibular surface with resin composite, forming a barrier that allowed endodontic treatment. Afterwards, a prefabricated fiberglass post was cemented and esthetic restoration was performed using the adhesive technique and direct composite veneer. Reconstructive periodontal surgery was performed to correct irregular gingival contour. After treatment and successive follow-up sessions, it was concluded that although the tooth had been indicated for extraction, low invasive direct techniques were effective to recover function and esthetics and to maintain the tooth in the oral cavity.

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