Advanced Endodontics treats internal resorption throughout Central Florida, with offices in Lake Mary, Clermont, Orlando, Port Orange, and Winter Park. Call (352) 404-5550 to learn more or schedule an appointment.
When dental trauma happens, a rare condition known as internal resorption can occur. This resorption begins inside the tooth and eventually destroys its entire structure.
Your teeth get their strength and health from cells known as odontoblasts that work to create dentin. Often after dental trauma, these cells can begin to malfunction and cause erosion in the tooth – from inside the tooth. With diagnostic testing, this condition can be discovered and treated using a specifically targeted procedure designed to clean out the root canal system. Then, calcium hydroxide is used to get rid of these disorganized cells. The tooth is sealed up and strength is restored.
If the internal resorption goes unnoticed and untreated, it can cause teeth to weaken and easily break.
While many people don’t experience any symptoms with internal resorption, there are a few things you may look out for:
Keep in mind that the erosion takes place inside the tooth which makes it hard to detect without diagnostic imaging.
At Advanced Endodontics, our goal is to save natural teeth. Using the most effective procedures and state-of-the-art technology, we are able to diagnose and treat endodontic conditions immediately. Our experienced team is dedicated to providing a gentle, comforting experience so that our patients have the greatest chance of healing.
When it comes to dental emergencies, Advanced Endodontics is the top-of-mind referral choice of Central Florida general dentists with patients in need of endodontic services and dental emergencies – including dental trauma.
Generally, no. Most people are asymptomatic and don’t even realize they have the condition unless it is caught with a diagnostic imaging tool.
It varies from person to person, but it can happen quite rapidly. If left untreated the tooth can be left very vulnerable within a few months.
Internal resorption is quite rare because it stems mostly from dental trauma (including physical trauma).
Call (352) 404-5550 to learn more or schedule an appointment.