External resorption

External resorption

External resorption is a condition of a tooth where the root surface is lost. This can be caused by chronic inflammation, cysts, tumors, trauma, reimplantation of a tooth, or sometimes the cause is unknown.

See also

*Internal resorption


*Kahn, Michael A. Basic Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology. Volume 1. 2001.

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