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Case Reports in Dentistry
Volume 2016 (2016), Article ID 9075363, 5 pages
Case Report

Clinical Management of Two Root Resorption Cases in Endodontic Practice

1Private Dental Practice, Vystavby 3, 040 11 Kosice, Slovakia
2Mint Dental, Private Dental Practice, Ostravska 8, 040 11 Kosice, Slovakia
3Faculty of Medicine, Department of Dentistry and Maxillofacial Surgery, Pavol Jozef Safarik University, Rastislavova 43, 040 01 Kosice, Slovakia

Received 7 June 2016; Revised 31 July 2016; Accepted 11 August 2016

Academic Editor: Giovanna Orsini

Copyright © 2016 Jozef Mincik et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Root resorption is a pathological process involving loss of hard dental tissues. It may occur as a consequence of dental trauma, orthodontic treatment, and bleaching, and occasionally it accompanies periodontal disease. Although the mechanism of resorption process is examined in detail, its etiology is not fully understood. Wide open apical foramen is more difficult to manage and the root canal may often overfill. In this report we present two cases of root resorption and describe means for its clinical management. We conclude that useful measure of a success or failure in managing root resorption is the persistence of the resorption process. It is a clear sign of an active ongoing inflammatory process and shows the clinical need for retreatment.