Root Resorption Repair in Lexington & Belmont, MA
Root resorption is the breakdown and loss of the root structure of a tooth. This occurs when living body cells attack part of the tooth. Root resorption frequently occurs because of a change in pressure on the surface of the root. Resorption of adult teeth can be caused by trauma, inflammation, aggressive tumors and growth, and among other things. If root resorption is caught early enough the tooth can be saved with root canal or simple surgery. It is best to see your endodontist who has cone beam technology to determine the best course of treatment.