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Internal resorption that has not totally perforated the root surface is best managed by which of the following:

 # Internal resorption that has not totally perforated the root surface is best managed by which of the following?
A. Surgical curettage
B. Root canal treatment
C. Periodic recall and evaluation
D. Incision and drainage
E. Cveck’s Pulpotomy



The correct answer is B. Root canal treatment.

Root canal therapy is indicated for cases involving internal resorption where the root surface is not perforated by the defect.

Internal resorption may occur either in the pulp chamber or the root canal of the tooth and is most commonly caused by trauma and infection.

Infection or trauma results in an inflammatory response within the pulp resulting in abnormal vascularization and production of multinuclear odontoclasts, which initiate the process of resorption.

Root canal treatment is performed in cases of internal resorption where the root surface is not completely perforated. After filling the root canals and resorption defect, follow up radiographs are made after one year to determine if healing has occurred and the resorptive process is halted.

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