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ISRN Dentistry
Volume 2014, Article ID 759326, 7 pages
Review Article

An Insight into Internal Resorption

Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, Annoor Dental College & Hospital, Muvattupuzha, Ernakulam District, Kerala 686673, India

Received 20 January 2014; Accepted 27 March 2014; Published 12 May 2014

Academic Editors: S.-C. Choi and G. Mount

Copyright © 2014 Priya Thomas 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.


Internal resorption, a rare phenomenon, has been a quandary from the standpoints of both its diagnosis and treatment. It is usually asymptomatic and discovered by chance on routine radiographic examinations or by a classic clinical sign, “pink spot” in the crown. This paper emphasizes the etiology and pathophysiologic mechanisms involved in internal root resorption. Prognosis is good for smaller lesions; however, for those with extensive resorption associated with perforation the tooth structure is greatly weakened and the prognosis remains poor.