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Differentiating Resorption

By Brooke Blicher, DMD The AAE Glossary of Terms defines Resorption as physiologic or pathologic loss of dentin, cementum, and/or bone not immediately due to caries or trauma. (AAE Glossary) This definition really describes what resorption is not.  Truly defining resorption requires a much longer answer. Both resorptive dental diseases and physiologic resorption associated with…

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Case Challenge

A 58-year-old Caucasian female presents for evaluation of tooth # 30. The patient states, “my hygienist found decay last week during my teeth cleaning”. She is completely asymptomatic and the tooth responds normally to all pulp vitality and periradicular tests.

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