This week in the clinic: Internal resorption

This week I have a case of internal resorption that is small and still possible to treat without extraction.  There is a linear radiolucent area over the root of the mandibular right central incisor (#25).  Note that the radiolucent area is continuous with the root canal.  Treatment to retain the tooth would include endodontic therapy to stop the resorption from continuing to enlarge.  Click the image to enlarge. 

For more information and other radiographs of internal resorption check out my page on internal resorption.

Enjoy!

This week in the clinic is a weekly series featuring cases I have come across since I started in the dental field.  These cases have been collected from throughout the United States and world.  While the series title is ‘This week in the clinic’, that does not necessarily mean the case was actually seen this week in the clinic.

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About Dr. Shawneen Gonzalez

Oral and Maxillofacial Radiologist having fun finding cool things on radiographs. :)

Posted on June 17, 2011, in Cases and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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