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Gen Dent. 2003 May-Jun;51(3):235-40.

Early radiographic diagnosis of inflammatory root resorption.

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University of Pacific School of Dentistry, San Francisco, USA.


Inflammatory root resorption (IRR) is a common sequelae to oral trauma. Anticipating root resorption after trauma and taking some preventive measures may avoid this outcome. Endodontics and radiographic examination play an important role in the early diagnosis and treatment of root resorption. Subtle radiographic clues can lead to timely implementation of appropriate treatment (if any) according to the kind of resorption discovered. This article describes the most current classification of inflammatory root resorption (usually following trauma) and utilizes a clinical study to provide radiographic clues for its early detection.

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