RESORPTION DIAGNOSIS – CLINICAL AND RADIOLOGICAL
Tooth resorption is often without symptoms and clinical manifestation and therefore accidentally detected in radiographs taken for other purposes. Different radiographic methods are available and cone beam computed tomography (CBCT, 3D radiography) is an advanced method that is believed to be more precise than 2D methods to assess resorption. It is essential to provide the correct diagnosis since there are several types of resorption and consequently different treatment approaches. It may be difficult to distinguish between internal and cervical resorption. CBCT is therefore seen as a significant supplement to the initial 2D radiographic examination to obtain the correct diagnosis and at the same time offer important information for further treatment planning. The present paper is focusing on the clinical and radiological diagnostic tests for resorption.