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Posted by: Rooty | 2011/03/28

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Root resorption treatment

I have root resorption at my one canine, after root canal treatment, so tooth is turning black. Teeth needs to be extracted and replaced with implant.
Does any treatment for root resorption exist, so I can prevent the expensive route?

Expert's Reply

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Many teeth with root resorption still function properly and are fine to keep. Your dentist must evaluate each tooth on an individual basis via X-rays and any movability of the tooth. A tooth can last for many years or even a lifetime despite resorption. If the tooth is solid, I generally leave it alone.There is no treatment for the condition however

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Posted by: dental expert | 2011/03/28

Many teeth with root resorption still function properly and are fine to keep. Your dentist must evaluate each tooth on an individual basis via X-rays and any movability of the tooth. A tooth can last for many years or even a lifetime despite resorption. If the tooth is solid, I generally leave it alone.There is no treatment for the condition however

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