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Year : 2014  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 172-176

Treatment of inflammatory root resorption using mineral trioxide aggregate: A case report

1 Department of Endodontics, School of Dentistry, Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences, Kermanshah, Iran
2 Department of Oral and Dental Diseases Research Center, Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Kerman, Iran
3 Department of Endodontic, North Khorasan University of Medical Sciences, Bujnord, Iran
4 Department of Endodontic, Loma Linda Dental School, Loma Linda, USA

Correspondence Address:
Prof. Masoud Parirokh
Oral and Dental Diseases Research Center, Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Kerman
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/2155-8213.140610

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Introduction: This report presents a case to show inflammatory root resorption can be successfully treated by using mineral trioxide aggregate (MTA). Case Report: A central maxillary incisor of an eight-year-old boy was avulsed associated with crown fracture secondary to a fall. The tooth was stored in ice. Early attempts at pulpal revascularization of the replanted tooth proved unsuccessful. To stop inflammatory root resorption, long-term calcium hydroxide therapy was employed. Despite the use of calcium hydroxide, resorption continued. Subsequent to the failure of that treatment, MTA was used as a root canal filling material. At 20-month follow-up, the tooth was asymptomatic and had clinical signs of ankylosis but external inflammatory root resorption had stopped. Discussion: MTA may be considered as an alternative option for the treatment of continuous external inflammatory root resorption.

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