Edition V05N03 | Year 2015 | Editorial Case Report | Pages 34 to 40
External cervical root resorption (ECRR) is the loss of dental hard tissue as a result of odontoclastic action. It usually begins on the cervical region of the root surface of teeth. Lesions are frequently misdiagnosed and confused with caries and internal resorption. As a result, inappropriate treatment is often initiated. Early diagnosis and appropriate treatment are the keys to a successful outcome. The etiology of ECRR is mainly trauma, orthodontic treatment or idiopathic factors. The aim of this study is to describe a combined surgical-periodontal-endodontic-restorative treatment of an external cervical resorption Heithersay Class III case with ECRR of idiopathic nature on tooth #43. Treatment was combined: surgical-periodontal treatment exposed the resorptive defect, followed by surgical removal of inflammatory tissue, restorative treatment using resin-modified glass ionomer cement and endodontic therapy because of the necrotic pulp. After 12 months of clinical and radiographic control, recurrence of resorptive lesion was non-existent.
Só MVR, Bonatto P, Barreto MS, Vivian RR, Weidlich P, Rosa RA. Endodontic and periodontal treatment of external cervical root resorption: a case report. Dental Press Endod. 2015 Sept-Dec;5(3):34-40. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.14436/2358-2545.5.3.034-040.cre