New Treatment Approach for Internal Root Resorption

Internal root resorption is a pain in the jaw, literally. However not everyone knows what internal root resorption is. It is the deterioration of the dentin and pulp walls within the tooth, though not always resulting from decay. When internal resorption happens sometimes a root canal can save the tooth. However, in other cases, particularly if the crown or root have been affected, the loss becomes too great and the tooth may need to be removed.

Tooth loss can be detrimental to your smile as well as to your self-confidence. No one likes to walk around with a toothless grin. However, if you do lose a tooth resulting from internal tooth resorption, there are treatment options available to help you regain that beautiful smile once more and the specially trained professionals at CDIC Dental can help.

Dental Implants

Whether you are missing one or more teeth, dental implants may be a good choice for you. Implants are titanium posts that are anchored to your jaw bone. Your jaw will need to heal for six to 12 weeks before the connector post can be attached to it. The replacement tooth, or crown, is then cemented permanently in place. Not every dentist is specially trained for perform procedure. So, choose your provider carefully.

Dental implants have some really great benefits to them. They have a 98 percent success rate. They look, feel and work just like your natural teeth, and you can brush and floss them like you would your natural teeth.

Dental implants are not for everyone, however. Most people who are healthy enough to undergo tooth extractions are generally also healthy enough to have the implant procedure, but this is not always the case. When you lose one or more teeth, the gums and bone at the empty socket shrink over time resulting in bone loss. There must be enough healthy gumline and bone left for the implant to anchor.


Bridges can be either fixed or removable. A removable bridge, or partial denture, is a gum-colored plastic base containing replacement teeth. It generally has clasps on each side where it will attach to the abutting teeth. A bridge can be made for either the upper or lower jaw.

A fixed bridge permanently affects the teeth on either side of the missing tooth. The dentist will need to remove some of the enamel from the abutting teeth for a crown to be placed over them. The bridge itself consists of two crowns with the replacement tooth centered between them. The crowns are then cemented on the abutting teeth.

A bridge will help prevent your neighboring teeth from changing positions. When you are missing teeth, over time abutting teeth can begin to shift toward the vacant spot and this can create gaps in your smile.


Complete dentures are offered in two varieties: conventional and immediate. Conventional dentures are made and worn after your gums have healed from having any remaining teeth removed. However, that could mean going 12 weeks without any teeth in your mouth. Immediate dentures are made in advance and can be worn as soon as your teeth are removed.

While immediate dentures are a great option to maintain a healthy smile, they do have some disadvantages. Your gums will naturally shrink as they heal and this means that the immediate dentures will need more adjusting and relining than conventional dentures. In many cases, the cost of the first few adjustments is usually figured into the additional overall cost of the immediate dentures.

Which treatment for internal root resorption is right for you? Come visit us at CDIC Dental and find out now. Our caring and devoted staff can help you choose the best treatment option for your individual situation.

3 thoughts on “New Treatment Approach for Internal Root Resorption

  1. Deanna R. Jones

    Thanks for the article. I’ve been wondering about what I can do about replacing a dead tooth that I need to have extracted. It’s good to know that I have three different options to choose from to replace my missing tooth. It’s pretty incredible that dental implants have a 98% success rate. I should ask a dentist about whether dental implants will be a good method for replacing my tooth.

    1. Blake Mitchell

      Great article, Immediate loading of dental implants has become a treatment option popular with patients due to faster results and better esthetics. It’s not possible to know if you are a candidate without a thorough consultation with a dental professional and evaluation of dental x-rays. There is a chance that this option could be a good choice for a unique situation, but we can’t say that for certain until assessing the current status of your oral health. It is worth exploring immediate load implants as a possible treatment option. It will be possible for some patients but others will need to stick with the traditional method of delayed loading.


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