Is the resorption external or internal?

Dent Update. 2007 May;34(4):218-20, 222, 224-6, 229. doi: 10.12968/denu.2007.34.4.218.

Abstract

Resorption of teeth is reviewed from a diagnostic perspective to clarify the confusion as to whether it is external or internal. The key features of the various types (external surface, transient apical breakdown, external inflammatory, external replacement, external cervical and internal) are described and illustrated by cases. Management and appropriate treatment is dependent on the correct diagnosis.

Clinical relevance: Diagnosis of resorption is essential to the appropriate management.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Child
  • Dental Pulp Cavity / diagnostic imaging
  • Dental Pulp Cavity / pathology
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Incisor / diagnostic imaging
  • Incisor / injuries*
  • Male
  • Orthodontics, Corrective / adverse effects*
  • Periodontal Ligament / diagnostic imaging
  • Periodontal Ligament / pathology
  • Radiography
  • Tooth Avulsion / complications*
  • Tooth Avulsion / diagnostic imaging
  • Tooth Cervix / diagnostic imaging
  • Tooth Cervix / pathology
  • Tooth Resorption / classification
  • Tooth Resorption / diagnostic imaging*
  • Tooth Resorption / etiology
  • Tooth Root / diagnostic imaging*
  • Tooth Root / pathology
  • Tooth, Impacted / complications
  • Tooth, Impacted / diagnostic imaging