Radicular resorption treatment in teeth with dental trauma
Montse Mercadé
Treatment of root resorption in traumatised teeth

Montse Mercadé

Dental resorption is defined as a physiological or pathological process that occurs mainly due to the action of the clastic cells and which is characterised by the progressive or transient loss of cement and/or dentin. This process is associated with significant necrosis of the cementoblasts and/or injury of the periodontal ligament. Root resorption can be induced by traumatic and/or infectious factors. Dental trauma is an important aetiological factor of root resorption, although reabsorption can also occur due to chronic inflammatory processes of the pulpal and/or periapical tissue. Root resorption may also be induced by dental eruption, dental impaction, occlusal trauma, pathological tissues (cysts or neoplasms) and by the pressure exerted by extreme orthodontic dental movement. Each type of resorption has clinical, radiographic and histological characteristics and the dentist should know them to be able to make an early diagnosis and apply adequate treatment, minimising the possible sequels of this problem.