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Case Reports in Medicine
Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 139801, 5 pages
Case Report

Management of External Invasive Cervical Resorption Tooth with Mineral Trioxide Aggregate: A Case Report

1Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, Sharad Pawar Dental College, Wardha, Maharashtra 442 004, India
2Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, Bharati Vidyapeeth Dental College and Hospital, Sangli, Maharashtra 414 414, India
3Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, Karmaveer Bhausaheb Hiray Dental College, Maharashtra 422 003, Nashik, India

Received 21 September 2012; Accepted 3 January 2013

Academic Editor: W. Zidek

Copyright © 2013 Anuja Ikhar 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.


Invasive cervical resorption is entirely uncommon entities and the etiology is poorly understood. A 19 year old patient presented with fractured upper left central incisor and sinus tract opening on the distobuccal aspect in cervical region. Radiographic examination shows irregular radiolucency over the coronal one-third and it extended externally towards the external invasive resorption. After sectional obturation, the defect was accessed surgically. The resorption area was chemomechanically debrided using irrigant solution. Fibre post placement using flowable composite resin and Mineral Trioxide Aggregate (MTA) was used to fill the resorptive defect, and the coronal access was temporarily sealed. Composite restoration was subsequently replaced with ceramic crown after 4 years. Radiographs at 1 and 4 years showed adequate repair of the resorption and endodontic success. Clinically and radiographically the tooth was asymptomatic, and no periodontal pocket was found after a 4-year followup.