Usually external tooth resorption follows trauma to periodontal
ligament. Based on clinical and histological manifestations, it can
be classified into five categories. Due to the alkaline pH, calcium
hydroxide has long been used as an intracanal medicament to
slow down the resorption process. Both external and internal
resorptions can also occur on the same tooth, making the
management more complex. This case report presents the
management of a tooth with apical resorption. Apical resorption
can be managed both surgically and nonsurgically. In this case,
as the tooth itself has created an apical barrier, it was decided
not to break the apical seal and to manage it nonsurgically.
Follow-up was done for 3 and 6 months respectively.
Keywords: Calcium hydroxide, External root resorption,
How to cite this article: Hari AA, Geetha P, Rajeev N,
Deviprasad CS. Nonsurgical Management of Tooth with Apical
Resorption. Cons Dent Endod J 2016;1(2):55-58.
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Conflict of interest: None