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Imaging Sci Dent. 2014 Dec;44(4):315-320. English. Case Report.
Celikten B , Uzuntas CF , Kurt H .
Department of Endodontics, Faculty of Dentistry, Ankara University, Ankara, Turkey.
Department of Dento-Maxillo-Facial Radiology, Faculty of Dentistry, Ankara University, Ankara, Turkey.

Root resorption is loss of dental hard tissue as a result of clastic activities. The dental hard tissue of permanent teeth does not normally undergo resorption, except in cases of inflammation or trauma. However, there are rare cases of tooth resorption of an unknown cause, known as "idiopathic root resorption." This report would discuss a rare case of multiple idiopathic resorption in the permanent maxillary and mandibular teeth of an otherwise healthy 36-year-old male patient. In addition to a clinical examination, the patient was imaged using conventional radiography and cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT). The examinations revealed multiple external and internal resorption of the teeth in all four quadrants of the jaws with an unknown cause. Multiple root resorption is a rare clinical phenomenon that should be examined using different radiographic modalities. Cross-sectional CBCT is useful in the diagnosis and examination of such lesions.

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