Trauma Induced External Inflammatory Root Resorption - A Case Report

    Published on:October 2018
    Journal of Young Pharmacists, 2018; 10(4):494-496
    Case Report | doi:10.5530/jyp.2018.10.109

    Leneena Gudugunta1, Jeevan Matada Basavarajaiah2,*, Praffulla Mynampati3, Bhavana Vankayala4, Suresh Kandagal Veerabhadrappa5

    1Faculty of Dentistry, Conservative and Endodontics, AIMST University, MALAYSIA.

    2Faculty of Dentistry, Oral Pathology, AIMST University, MALAYSIA.

    3Conservative and Endodontics, Dr. Sudha and Nageswara Rao Siddhartha Institute of Dental Sciences, Gannavaram, Andhra Pradesh, INDIA.

    4Conservative and Endodontics, Government Dental College and Hospital, Hyderabad, Telangana, INDIA.

    5Oral Medicine and Radiology, Faculty of Dentistry, Segi University, Kota Damansara, Selangor, MALAYSIA.


    Inflammatory root resorption is a serious complication of dental trauma, which leads to progressive loss of the root structure. It is challenging for a dental clinician to diagnose and plan the treatment for root resorption. This case report describes the diagnosis and treatment of a previously traumatized maxillary central incisor which was severely affected by inflammatory root resorption. This case was treated by conventional nonsurgical pulp space therapy. Calcium hydroxide dressing was given as an intra-canal medicament. The entire root was obturated with mineral trioxide aggregate. The radiographic follow up at 12 months showed arrest of root resorption and initiation of periapical healing in the absence of clinical symptoms and mobility. From the present case, it can be concluded that mineral trioxide aggregate obturation can be a viable option that can enhance the healing in cases of severe inflammatory root resorption.

    Key words: Trauma induced external inflammatory root resorption, Mineral trioxide aggregate, Regeneration, Non-surgical endodontic therapy.

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