The use of cone beam computed tomography in the diagnosis and management of internal root resorption associated with chronic apical periodontitis: a case report

Vol. 56 No. 1, 2015


Paula Perlea, Cristina Coralia Nistor, Mihaela Georgiana Iliescu, Alexandru Andrei Iliescu

Internal root resorption is a consequence of chronic pulp inflammation. Later on, the pulp necrosis followed by a chronic apical periodontitis is installed. Hence, usually, in clinical practice, both lesions have to be simultaneously managed. Conventional periapical radiograph is mandatory in diagnosis. Improving the diagnosis and management of both lesions, cone beam computed tomography proves to be more reliable than conventional radiography.

Corresponding author: Paula Perlea, Senior Lecturer, DMD, PhD; e-mail:

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