A multidisciplinary approach for external cervical resorption: A case report with 5-year follow-up





Case Reports; Oral Diagnosis; Periodontal Ligament; Root Canal Obturation; Tooth resorption.


Introduction: External cervical resorption (ECR) is a physiological or pathological event usually detected on radiographic examination, since there are no symptoms in its initial and intermediate phases. Objectives: This case is an important finding because the early detection of this lesion allowed an effective multidisciplinary approach to be carried out. Case Report: Radiography was taken in a 55-year-old male and revealed a radiolucent area on the distal surface of the permanent mandibular left first molar, suggesting ECR with impaired pulpal vitality. Based on the clinical and radiographic examinations, a multidisciplinary approach was established involving endodontic treatment, periodontal surgery and indirect restoration that provided an option for preserve the affected tooth. The early diagnosis of ECR was essential for the successful treatment in order to maintain the satisfactory function for five-year follow-up. Conclusion: Despite the procedures performed, the idiopathic etiology of the lesion contributed to the appearance of recurrences; however, monitoring and maintenance of the affected tooth proved to be important for the longevity of the treatment.

Author Biographies

Laryssa de Castro Oliveira, São Paulo State University

DDS, MS student.

Diego Felipe Mardegan Gonçalves, São Paulo State University

DDS, MS student.

Fernanda de Souza e Silva Ramos, São Paulo State University

DDS, MS, PhD student

Gabriel Valagna Mauro, Adamantina School of Dentistry

Undergraduate student

Silvio José Mauro, São Paulo State University

DDS, MS, PhD, Assistant Professor

Sandra Rahal Mestrener, São Paulo State University

DDS, MS, PhD, Retired Professor

Ticiane Cestari Fagundes, São Paulo State University

DDS, MS, PhD, Assistant Professor


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How to Cite

OLIVEIRA, L. de C. .; GONÇALVES, D. F. M. .; RAMOS, F. de S. e S. .; MAURO, G. V. .; MAURO, S. J. .; MESTRENER, S. R. .; FAGUNDES, T. C. . A multidisciplinary approach for external cervical resorption: A case report with 5-year follow-up. Research, Society and Development, [S. l.], v. 10, n. 9, p. e35310918029, 2021. DOI: 10.33448/rsd-v10i9.18029. Disponível em: https://rsdjournal.org/index.php/rsd/article/view/18029. Acesso em: 20 sep. 2021.



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