Endodontic and surgical management of invasive cervical resorptionliterature review and case report

  1. Norberto Quispe López
  2. Carmen García-Faria García
  3. Luis Oscar Alonso Ezpeleta 1
  4. Jesús Mena Álvarez 1
  5. Araceli Morales Sánchez
  6. Pablo Garrido Martínez
  1. 1 Universidad Alfonso X el Sabio

    Universidad Alfonso X el Sabio

    Villanueva de la Cañada, España

    ROR https://ror.org/054ewwr15

Científica dental: Revista científica de formación continuada

ISSN: 1697-6398 1697-641X

Year of publication: 2015

Volume: 12

Issue: 4

Pages: 49-55

Type: Article

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Background: Invasive cervical resorption (ICR) is a type of external root resorption, characterised by the loss of hard dental tissue by the action of odontoclasts. It appears most often in the cervical region of the root surface of the teeth. Objective: To present a case report describing the protocol for dealing with an invasive cervical resorption, and literature review of the etiology, diagnosis and treatment. Case report: Female patient, 19 years old, with no relevant medical history, who came to our clinic due to a pinkish colouration in the cervico-buccal surface of the right maxillary central incisor. The tooth had no pain on percussion and palpation. The vitality of the tooth was negative. After rigorous analysis, treatment was performed which consisted of 2 phases: Firstly, a nonsurgical phase followed by a surgical procedure. The reconstruction of the defect was carried out using glass ionomer cement. Conclusions: The endodontist needs to understand and manage the periodontal and restorative aspects of treating ICR. After treatment, the patient was satisfied with the aesthetic result.