Review Article
Volume 20 Issue 11 - 2021
External Cervical Resorption
Mohammed Hani Ahmed1*, Dua’a Matooq Alyahya2, Dalal Abdulaziz Alnafisah2, Fatimah Hassan Almubarak2, Majid Mohammed Asiri2, Rawan Mohammed Alrabie3, Amjad Selmi Alrehaili3, Abdarhman Mohamad Alshangiti3, Ahmed Saeed Alharthi4, Zahraa Ali Sultan Alali5, Abdulrahamn Salem Alfarha6, Abdullah Dhafer Alshahrani7, Arafa Ali AlMahroos8, Noor Jomah Allowaim9 and Bushra Ali Alqahtani10
1Cairo University, Egypt
2Ministry of Health, Saudi Arabia
3Taibah University Dental College, Saudi Arabia
4Al Noor Specialist Hospital, Saudi Arabia
5Alfarabi College, Saudi Arabia
6King Abdulaziz University, Saudi Arabia
7Ministry of Interior, Saudi Arabia
8Jordan University of Science and Technology, Jordan
9Almashfai Hospital, Saudi Arabia
10Armed Forces Hospital, Saudi Arabia
*Corresponding Author: Mohammed Hany Ahmad Fouad, Professor of Restorative Dentistry, Registered in Saudi Commission for Health Specialties as Consultant and Cairo University, Egypt.
Received: October 09, 2021; Published: October 28, 2021


Introduction: Invasive cervical resorption of a tooth leads to loss of the mineralized tooth structure and replacement of the natural tooth structure by inflammatory and granulation tissue. The target area for tooth loss in the case of Cervical resorption is the precementum layers due to their unmineralized characteristic. The precementum layer is resorbed and replaced by odontoclastic cells.

Aim of the Study: This review aims at describing the various aspects of External Cervical resorption, understanding the etiology, and reviewing various restorative materials used for the management of such lesions.

Methodology: This review is a comprehensive research of PUBMED and Google Scholar from the years 1989 to 2020.

Conclusion: External Cervical Resorption is an aggressive disease in which the unmineralized dentin layer is replaced by granulation tissue, the etiology of this disease is multifactorial and is a result of various dental treatments like orthodontics, bleaching, periodontal therapies, etc. CBCT gives a better picture of the extent of resorption, which makes it easier to decide the treatment approach. Various Calcium silicate cement has been used for restoring resorptive lesions as they help in regenerating the lost cementum. Biodentine is widely popular as the restorative choice due to its increased biochemical properties. The need of the hour is to understand the etiology of the lesion better and test various calcium silicate-based cement for a better prognosis of teeth with External cervical lesion.

Keywords: External Cervical Resorption; Odontoclastoma; Osteoclasts; Biodentine; Calcium Silicate-Based Cement


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Citation: Mohammed Hani Ahmed., et al.“External Cervical Resorption”. EC Dental Science 20.11 (2021): 140-146.

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