Root Resorption

Condition associated with either a pathologic process resulting in loss of tooth and bone structures. There are several types of root resorption depending on their location, etiological factors, pattern of progression and the presence or absence of infection.
Conventional radiographs often failed to provide enough evidence for diagnosis and the need for more sophisticated 3D imaging is highly recommended. If root resorption is suspected, the patient needs be referred to an endodontist for a comprehensive evaluation, diagnosis and development of treatment options. Delay in doing so can lead to the loss of the tooth.