Year : 2012  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 129-132

Idiopathic internal resorption: Report of a case with unusual features

Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, Navodaya Dental College, Raichur, Karnataka, India

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Santosh Hunasgi
Department of Oral Pathology, Navodaya Dental College, Raichur, Karnataka - 584103
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DOI: 10.4103/0975-8844.106210

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Tooth resorption can occur from the internal surface of a tooth or from the external surface of a tooth. Internal resorption is commonly termed to be "idiopathic" because of unknown cause. The aim is to report a case of idiopathic internal resorption showing unusual features. A 25-year-old female patient complains of mobility of tooth in right lower back tooth region since 2 months. Clinically, there was slight mobility in 48. Radiographically a resorptive area was seen in crown region of 48. The crown part was removed with gentle pressure using probe. A hollow crown with resorbed dentin and intact thin enamel was seen in gross specimen. A final diagnosis of idiopathic internal resorption was given. Early detection is essential for successful management of idiopathic internal resorption. This prevents further weakening of remaining tooth structure leading to crown or root perforations.

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