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Multiple idiopathic resorption in the primary dentition: review of the literature and case report.

Authors
  • Kim, P H
  • Heffez, L B
Type
Published Article
Journal
Oral Surgery Oral Medicine Oral Pathology Oral Radiology and Endodontology
Publisher
Elsevier - Mosby
Publication Date
Oct 01, 1999
Volume
88
Issue
4
Pages
501–505
Identifiers
PMID: 10519763
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Resorption of primary teeth is a normal physiologic process, except when it occurs prematurely. Resorption of permanent teeth is considered abnormal, and multiple etiologic factors have been implicated. A significant number of cases are represented by idiopathic resorption. Multiple idiopathic root resorption stands as a separate physiologic entity that has been described as affecting the entire permanent dentition. Multiple idiopathic resorption of primary teeth has not been previously reported. A case is described and a differential diagnosis is provided. The specific radiographic diagnostic criteria for this condition affecting the primary dentition are outlined.

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