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Title: Multiple idiopathic cervical resorption: Case report and discussion of management options
Authors: Yu, V.S.H. 
Messer, H.H.
Tan, K.B. 
Keywords: CBCT
Conventional radiography
Multiple invasive root resorption
Issue Date: 2011
Citation: Yu, V.S.H., Messer, H.H., Tan, K.B. (2011). Multiple idiopathic cervical resorption: Case report and discussion of management options. International Endodontic Journal 44 (1) : 77-85. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: Yu VSH, Messer HH, Tan KB. Multiple idiopathic cervical resorption: case report and discussion of management options. International Endodontic Journal, 44, 77-85, 2011.Aim To present a case of cervical root resorption affecting all teeth and resulting in multiple tooth loss.Summary A healthy 33-year-old Chinese male, with no contributory medical or family/social history, presented with generalized cervical root resorption. Lesions varied in severity amongst teeth and even involved an impacted third molar. All cervical root surfaces were affected and lesions often extended coronally, undermining enamel. CBCT demonstrated that the lesions were more extensive and more widely distributed than was seen using conventional radiography. Bone extended into many resorptive defects but without clinical evidence of ankylosis. Periodontal probing, pulp testing, percussion sound and mobility were within normal limits.Key learning points Aetiology of the generalized idiopathic cervical root resorption is uncertain. Management is complex, and options have included surgical exposure and restoration of affected sites, extraction and submergence of affected roots. A staged approach involving early intervention with restoration of resorptive defects, followed by progressive extraction and replacement with implant-supported prostheses is recommended. © 2010 International Endodontic Journal.
Source Title: International Endodontic Journal
ISSN: 01432885
DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2591.2010.01820.x
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