In dentistry, root resorption is the breakdown or destruction, and subsequent loss, of the root structure of a tooth.
This is caused by living body cells attacking part of the tooth. When the damage extends to the whole tooth, it is
called tooth resorption. Root resorption is very difficult to treat and often requires the extraction of teeth.
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Infection related resorption - Courtesy ROOTS
From: Joshua Gorman
Sent: Saturday, January 27, 2007 9:15 AM
Subject: [roots] Opinions on external resorption
I am attaching a case of infection related resorption and would
like to know how/what you guys might have done differently.
Obviously, the long term prognosis is poor and the goal is to
maintain the tooth at least until she is at the age where an
implant would be an option.
Please...criticism, comments, etc. Bring the heat, I can
handle it, and this is how we learn! :D Josh