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Multiple Idiopathic Internal Root Resorption in an Adolescent: A Case R Multiple Idiopathic Internal Root Resorption in an Adolescent: A Case Report

  • Jae-Gook Seung1
  • Jae-Gon Kim1
  • Yeon-Mi Yang1
  • Dae-Woo Lee1,*

1Department of Pediatric Dentistry and Institute of Oral Bioscience, School of Dentistry, and the Research Institute of Clinical Medicine of Jeonbuk National University-Biomedical Research and Institut Jeonbuk National University, Jeonju, Republic of Korea

DOI: 10.17796/1053-4625-45.6.3 Vol.45,Issue 6,December 2021 pp.380-384

Published: 01 December 2021

*Corresponding Author(s): Dae-Woo Lee E-mail:


Internal root resorption (IRR) refers to a slow or rapid progressive resorption process that occurs in the pulp cavity of the tooth or the dentin of the root. IRR occurs as result of odontoclast action; in many cases, the pulp tissue exhibits chronic inflammation, and odontoblasts and predentin do not appear on the dentin wall near the pulp. Exact predisposing factors have not been clearly elucidated; therefore, it is difficult to identify reliable data on the prevalence of IRR because of its scarce occurrence and pathology. Reports have indicated that IRR is more common in the primary than in the permanent teeth. This case report discusses a 17-year-old girl with multiple idiopathic internal root resorptions of anterior permanent teeth in a short period of a time and its management.


Internal root resorption; Idiopathic resorption; Decoronation; Adolescent

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Jae-Gook Seung,Jae-Gon Kim,Yeon-Mi Yang,Dae-Woo Lee. Multiple Idiopathic Internal Root Resorption in an Adolescent: A Case R Multiple Idiopathic Internal Root Resorption in an Adolescent: A Case Report. Journal of Clinical Pediatric Dentistry. 2021. 45(6);380-384.


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