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Localized Idiopathic Internal Resorption in the Primary Dentition

  • Navneet Lad1
  • Marie Therese Hosey2
  • Keith D Hunter3,*,

1Dept of Paediatric Dentistry Glasgow Dental Hospital and School, Glasgow, UK

2Paediatric Dentistry, Kings College Dental Institute, London, UK

3Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, School of Clinical Dentistry, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK

DOI: 10.17796/jcpd.34.4.3m420ggh6l137259 Vol.34,Issue 4,July 2010 pp.339-342

Published: 01 July 2010

*Corresponding Author(s): Keith D Hunter E-mail:


Case report: We present the clinical and histological findings in a case of a six year old male patient who had unexplained sequential spontaneous abscesses associated with an unusual pattern of resorption, resulting in the loss of his non-carious second primary molars. Conclusions: Despite a wide differential diagnosis,the case represents unusual clinical and histological features of resorption in multiple primary teeth.


primary teeth, internal resorption, osteodentin

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Navneet Lad,Marie Therese Hosey,Keith D Hunter. Localized Idiopathic Internal Resorption in the Primary Dentition. Journal of Clinical Pediatric Dentistry. 2010. 34(4);339-342.


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