Bilateral resorption of upper second molars caused by third molars

Mattia Barbaglio, Mario Beretta, Emma Grecchi, Luca Creminelli, Giovanni B. Grossi, Carlo Maiorana

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Abstract

Objectives: To show a clinical case in which impacted upper third molars caused resorption of the adjacent second molars root. Case report: A 26 year-old woman presented bilateral resorption of upper second molars caused by impacted third molars. Conclusions: Resorption of the second molars in the case presented could be avoided by preventive extraction of the upper third molars. Clinical significance: Resorption of upper second molars must be considered examining carefully in early stages the position of the third molars in the radiographies.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)363-369
Number of pages7
JournalInternational Journal of Clinical Dentistry
Volume7
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2015

Keywords

  • Bilateral
  • Roots resorption
  • Upper second molars
  • Upper third molars

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dentistry(all)

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