Root Resorption -- A Dental Enigma

Jewson, Leonard G.; Noonan, James E.; Lewis, R. Denby; Burkes Jr., Ernest J.
January 1982
Quintessence International;Jan1982, Vol. 13 Issue 1, p43
Academic Journal
Case Study
The article presents a case study on a 45-year-old white male with no significant medical history. On dental examination, the hygienist has dropped the tip of her scaler into a large defect on the palatal surface of the maxillary left cuspid of the patient. A radiolucency in the area of the cementoenamel junction appears to extend into the crown and in the middle third of the root was found through a periapical radiograph. A tentative diagnosis of idiopathic external root resorption was made.


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