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What causes internal resorption in one tooth?

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Posted on Tue, 12 May 2015
Question: My dentist says one tooth has internal reabsorption..what causes this..can they tell from normal dental X-rays..will the tooth need to be extracted..will it affect other teeth as well
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Answered by Dr. Priyanka Tiwari (55 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
IOPA xrays, CBCT , Root canal treatment .

Detailed Answer:
Hello XXXXXXX ,

Thanks for consulting Healthcare magic .
This is Dr. Priyanka Tiwari answering your query .

Read your query and understand your concern. As your dentist has said you have internal resorption in one tooth, see what happened is internal resorption occurs as a result of trauma or caries related inflammation of pulp .

2-As you are asking about xray, yes, internal resorption can be seen in normal intra oral periapical radiograph or CBCT (cone beam computed tomography ) that is 3 dimensional view also gives information about size , location and shape of lesion formed at apex of root.

3 - Tooth extraction is not necessary unless tooth has grade 3 mobility or more amount of bone loss (vertical and horizontal bone loss) . Treatment for internal resorption can be done is endodontic treatment that is root canal treatment .

4 - No it will not affect the other tooth unless lesion is large and other tooth is affected from trauma or caries .

For this I will suggest you to consult oral surgeon, go for clinical examination and treatment endodontic procedure if possible .

Hope I have answered your query .
If you have further query I will be happy to help.



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What causes internal resorption in one tooth?

Brief Answer: IOPA xrays, CBCT , Root canal treatment . Detailed Answer: Hello XXXXXXX , Thanks for consulting Healthcare magic . This is Dr. Priyanka Tiwari answering your query . Read your query and understand your concern. As your dentist has said you have internal resorption in one tooth, see what happened is internal resorption occurs as a result of trauma or caries related inflammation of pulp . 2-As you are asking about xray, yes, internal resorption can be seen in normal intra oral periapical radiograph or CBCT (cone beam computed tomography ) that is 3 dimensional view also gives information about size , location and shape of lesion formed at apex of root. 3 - Tooth extraction is not necessary unless tooth has grade 3 mobility or more amount of bone loss (vertical and horizontal bone loss) . Treatment for internal resorption can be done is endodontic treatment that is root canal treatment . 4 - No it will not affect the other tooth unless lesion is large and other tooth is affected from trauma or caries . For this I will suggest you to consult oral surgeon, go for clinical examination and treatment endodontic procedure if possible . Hope I have answered your query . If you have further query I will be happy to help.