Case of the Week: Internal Resorption treated with endodontic therapy

This week I have a case of internal resorption that was treated with endodontic therapy.  Internal resorption presents as a well-defined radiolucent area that is continuous with the pulp chamber and/or root canal space causing an overall enlargement in size.  Here it is evident on a maxillary central incisor.

Internal Resorption Before Root Canal Therapy 1 of 2

And here after the endodontic therapy.

Internal Resorption Root Canal Filled 2 of 2Unfortunately I do not have any follow-up radiographs so I am not sure how long of a success rate this tooth had. 🙁

Here is an educational video covering more about internal resorption from Dental Class of 2015 students Matthew Freyer and Logan Veath.

If you have any questions or comments about internal resorption, please leave them below. Thanks and enjoy!