Is root canal treatment the method to treat internal resorption?
It might take years for the internal resorption to occur.
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As far as the internal resorption in concerned it can occur secondary to trauma, deep restorations and vitamin D deficiency. It is a long process but asymptomatic. It might take years for the internal resorption to occur. It is better to get a root canal treatment done as early as possible because the tooth is weak because of the internal resorption. There are chances of tooth getting fractured. If it fractures then we cannot save the tooth.
These are the possible causes and treatment plan based on the description of your problem.
If you can upload the images of the teeth and the radiograph I can tell you the exact diagnosis and treatment plan.
Regarding calcification, it will not trouble you. It is quiet common as the age advances. It might create little difficulty during root canal treatment. Nothing to worry. Get a CBCT done and go ahead with root canal treatment.
I hope I have answered your query. If any queries are there reply me back.
the area of resorption seems to be below the gum line ..my tooth is not loose..has within normal limits on pockets between 1-3..does not respond to tapping..since it is such a slow process can i just leave it alone..and see what happens..can i review past xrays and determine how fast the resorption is occuring..thanks again so much!!
get it treated as early as possible. it will not spread to other teeth
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The internal resorption will not spread to other teeth. If you get a OPG or CBCT, it will reveal the status of all the teeth. Regarding the radiation exposure it is very minimal and you can take precautions by wearing lead apron. I advise you to get the tooth treated because of the tooth fractures, then even if you want to save the tooth, it will not be possible to save. So get it treated as early as possible. Prevention is better than cure. You can also avoid medicines. If you don't get it treated it can get infected leading to abscess formation.
I hope I have answered your query. Take care.
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