Vital Pulp Therapy as a Conservative Approach for Management of Invasive Cervical Root Resorption: A Case Series

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CE Hours: 1.0 CE hour

Clear treatment guidelines with predictable outcomes for invasive cervical root resorption (ICRR) do not exist. Recent studies show that an internal approach for the excavation and repair of resorptive lacunae using bioactive materials might be preferred over external surgical approaches in cases with extensive ICRR. The procedure appears to interrupt and stop the resorptive process and preserves the periodontium. The aim of this case series was to report on the clinical and radiographic outcomes in cases with ICRR treated with vital pulp therapy techniques using calcium-enriched mixture cement.

At the conclusion, participants should be able to:

  • Explain the advantages of internal approach vs external approach in treatment of ICRR
  • Discuss the benefits conservative excavation of resorptive lacuna
  • Discuss why vital pulp therapy can be a treatment option when treating ICRR


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Saeed Asgary, DDS, MS

Mahdieh Nourzadeh, DDS, MS

Prashant Verma, DDS, MS, FAGD

M. Lamar Hicks, DDS, MS

Ali Nosrat, D.D.S., M.S.

Dr. Ali Nosrat is a Post Graduate Endodontic Resident at School of Dentistry, University of Maryland in Baltimore. He received his dental degree in 2002 and his Masters in Endodontics in 2007 both from Tehran Dental School, Iran. Dr. Nosrat received his board certification in Iran in 2007. He is a former Assistant Professor of Endodontics at Rafsanjan Dental School in Iran and a member of Iranian Center for Endodontic Research (ICER). He is a member of American Association of Endodontists (AAE). Dr. Nosrat has published several articles in the field of vital pulp therapy in immature teeth and pulp regeneration during the last three years.

The authors deny any conflicts of interest related to this study.