Root Resorption

Our Teeth Need Strong Roots to Stay Healthy

What Is Root Resorption?

Root resorption is a perfectly normal and healthy thing — in a baby tooth about to be replaced by its adult counterpart. However, when the root of an adult tooth begins to break down, either from the inside or the outside, it puts the entire tooth in jeopardy and needs the attention of an expert.

Treating Internal and External Root Resorption in Eagle, ID

Root resorption doesn’t always have symptoms, and will often be detected by routine radiographs. The problem appears as an abnormal pulp chamber (internal resorption) or lesions to the outside of the tooth (external resorption). Depending on how extreme the resorption is, root canal therapy may be all that is needed to save the tooth.

How Our doctors Can Help You

If you have a sensitive or painful tooth or you’ve noticed that it has developed a pinkish color or feels loose, these may be symptoms of root resorption. Give us a call at (208) 939-3500 or send us an email right away to schedule an appointment so that the dentist can determine the next steps for the tooth.
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