Tooth resorption, also known as root resorption, means that part of a tooth is dissolving or growing out of control. Historically, this has been observed to be a rare dental issue. However, tooth resorption seems to be more common in the world today, which may be attributed to stress, epigenetics, and environmental triggers. Early diagnosis and proactive treatment may be the key to saving your tooth.
At Integrative Endodontics, we treat both external and internal resorption. In general, our endodontists utilize integrative root canal therapy or other surgical procedures to remedy a tooth suffering from resorption.
Though the cause is not always clear, traumatic dental injuries, occlusal trauma (i.e., damage to the teeth from biting/chewing), and orthodontics (i.e., braces) can be potential triggers leading to dental resorption. Additionally, there may be an epigenetic component that makes certain people more susceptible.
Often, there is no pain in connection with root resorption. If you do experience pain associated with tooth resorption, an expert can distinguish between various potential causes to diagnose your case accurately. We use the latest advancements in diagnostic technology, including 3D dental imaging, to determine the cause of the issue.
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