External Root Resorption in Maxilla


Ts Tsvetanov


We report clinical case of external root resorption in maxilla. The author conducted a search with electronic databases (MEDLINE, PubMed, Scopus, US National Library of Medicine) about frequency of external root resorption in maxilla, similar radiological images and surgical management. A 45 year old male patient presented with a painless swelling of approximately 0.5x0.5 cm in size, on the maxillary left region since 1 week. Clinical signs and symptoms suggested of periapical abscess. Radiographic evidence revealed external root resorption (loss of dentin, cementum and bone). After surgical extraction of maxillary first premolar the postoperative period was without complications.


How to Cite
Tsvetanov, T. (2016). External Root Resorption in Maxilla. International Journal of Medical and Dental Sciences, 1286–1289. https://doi.org/10.19056/ijmdsjssmes/2016/v5i2/100624


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