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CASE REPORT
Year : 2016  |  Volume : 28  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 176-178

Pressure-induced mesial root resorption of mandibular second molar consequential to an impacted third molar


Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, Centre for Dental Education and Research, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India

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Ajay Logani
Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, Centre for Dental Education and Research, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/0970-7212.195438

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Resorption is a physiologic or pathologic process which results in mineralized tissue loss. Permanent teeth are resistant to physiologic resorption. Root resorption in such teeth is usually pathological. The aetiology is multi-factorial and encompasses pressure generated from an impacted tooth. Mandibular third molars are the most commonly impacted teeth. Owing to its proximity, distal root resorption of mandibular second molar may occur due to mechanical forces generated during the eruptive phase of impacted tooth. This article documents a case of pressure induced mesial root resorption of mandibular second molar consequential to an impacted third molar. To conclude with, it is prudent to consider all remotely related possibilities for any pathological process. This aids in establishing a correct diagnosis and prevent unnecessary iatrogenic complications


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