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Type: Journal article
Title: Management of tooth resorption
Author: Heithersay, G.
Citation: Australian Dental Journal, 2007; 52(1 Supp Iss):S105-S121
Publisher: Australian Dental Assn Inc
Issue Date: 2007
ISSN: 0045-0421
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GS Heithersay
Abstract: A correct diagnosis and an understanding of the aetiology and dynamics of the processes involved in tooth resorption is critical to effective management. Tooth resorptions can be classified as: (1) trauma induced; (2) infection induced; or (3) hyperplastic invasive. Some transient trauma induced resorptions require no treatment but must be carefully monitored to check that there are no complicating issues such as infection. In cases of trauma induced replacement resorption, a multidisciplinary approach is usually necessary to ensure an optimal long-term solution. Infection induced tooth resorptions require the removal of the invading micro-organisms by endodontic therapy including intra-canal medication which can also facilitate repair of the resorbed tooth structure. The hyperplastic invasive tooth resorptions pose considerable challenges in management due to the complexity and aggressive nature of the resorptive process. With careful case selection and complete inactivation of resorptive tissue successful management can be achieved.
Keywords: Tooth resorption; endodontics; dentaltrauma; hyperplastic tooth resorptions
Description: The document attached has been archived with permission from the Australian Dental Association. An external link to the publisher’s copy is included.
RMID: 0020070754
DOI: 10.1111/j.1834-7819.2007.tb00519.x
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