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Aust Endod J. 2012 Aug;38(2):80-4. doi: 10.1111/j.1747-4477.2011.00321.x. Epub 2011 Jul 1.

Internal and external resorption in a lower molar with an associated endodontic-periodontic lesion: a case report.

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  • 1Department of Endodontics, Texas A&M Health Science Center Baylor College of Dentistry, Dallas, TX 75246, USA. tkomabayashi@bcd.tamhsc.edu

Abstract

This article describes a unique case in which both internal and external inflammatory resorption and endodontic-periodontic lesions were present at the same time in the patient's left mandibular first molar. Based on clinical and radiographic findings, it was determined that the nature of this case was a pulpal infection-induced inflammatory resorption and furcation lesion. After root canal therapy, the furcation lesion and external inflammatory resorption were completely resolved. This case indicates that the correct diagnosis of the stimulating factor for tooth resorption and determination of the primary origin of endodontic-periodontic lesions are critical for clinical management and success.

Published 2011. This article is a U.S. Government work and is in the public domain in the USA.

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