Peripheral inflammatory root resorption

A review of the literature with case reports


S. I. Gold, Department of Periodontics, School of Dental and Oral Surgery, Columbia University, 630 West 168th Street, New York, NY 10032, USA


Abstract External resorptions associated with inflammation in marginal tissues are many times misdiagnosed and confused with caries and internal resorptions. A lack of uniformity in nomenclature has added to the confusion. This paper reviews the literature and presents cases to illustrate a rational approach to diagnosis and treatment. A new name is suggested to better reflect the features of this type of root resorption: peripheral inflammatory root resorption.