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Dental techniques; tools, materials and surgical research

Section edited by Mariana Braga

This section seeks to publish research on both new materials and surgical techniques and the efficacy and refinements of existing treatments; this includes oral cancer

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  1. Mature teeth with chronic apical abscesses characterized by intermittent discharge of pus through an associated sinus tract. This communication between oral mucosa and periapical inflammation is challenging fo...

    Authors: Reem Siraj Alsulaimani

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2016 16:78

    Content type: Research article

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  2. Air-drying of etched and rinsed dentin surface may force the exposed collagen fibrils to collapse. Blot-drying is an alternative method to wipe the excess water from the dentin surface without compromising the...

    Authors: Özgür Irmak, İsmail Hakkı Baltacıoğlu, Nuran Ulusoy and Yıldırım Hakan Bağış

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2016 16:77

    Content type: Research article

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  3. Dental procedures may cause stress and increase the salivary cortisol levels. It is important to known if apparently simple procedures such as professional dental prophylaxis at low speed (DP) are stressful fo...

    Authors: Heloisa Sousa Gomes, Liliani Aires Candido Vieira, Paulo Sucasas Costa, Aline Carvalho Batista and Luciane Rezende Costa

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2016 16:74

    Content type: Research article

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  4. Studies investigating the use of platelet–rich plasma (PRP) in the treatment of intrabony defects have yielded mixed results. The aim of our study was to evaluate the efficacy of PRP by comparing clinical atta...

    Authors: Xinshan Hou, Jingwen Yuan, Absijiang Aisaiti, Yuan Liu and Jin Zhao

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2016 16:71

    Content type: Research article

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  5. The repair of alveolar bone defects with growth factors and bone grafting materials has played a pivotal role in modern dentistry. Recombinant human bone morphogenetic protein-2 (rhBMP2), an osteoinductive gro...

    Authors: Yang Shuang, Lin Yizhen, Yufeng Zhang, Masako Fujioka-Kobayashi, Anton Sculean and Richard J. Miron

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2016 17:35

    Content type: Research article

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  6. Clinical studies are being conducted in less strict conditions in order to establish an adequate scientific basis for decision making. The aim of this pragmatic randomized clinical trial is to evaluate the eff...

    Authors: Isabel Cristina Olegário, Daniela Hesse, Marcelo Bönecker, José Carlos Pettorossi Imparato, Mariana Minatel Braga, Fausto Medeiros Mendes and Daniela Prócida Raggio

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2016 17:34

    Content type: Study protocol

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  7. Aging population will lead to the increase of incidence of root caries globally. The clinical management of root caries is challenging due to the difficulty in moisture isolation. The root caries is caused by ...

    Authors: Haijing Gu, Junqi Ling, Xiaoyan Zhou, Limin Liu, Ziming Zhao and Jin-Long Gao

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2016 17:22

    Content type: Research article

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  8. The aim of the present study was to determine the effect of different surface treatments on light transmission of aesthetic feldspathic ceramics used in CAD-CAM chairside restorations.

    Authors: Çağrı Ural, İbrahim Duran, Betül Evmek, İdris Kavut, Seda Cengiz and Emir Yuzbasioglu

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2016 17:16

    Content type: Research article

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  9. Erosive tooth wear (ETW) is clinically characterized by a loss of tooth surface, and different enamel depths may have different susceptibility to demineralization. Therefore, the aim of this in vitro pilot stu...

    Authors: Thiago Saads Carvalho, Tommy Baumann and Adrian Lussi

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2016 17:14

    Content type: Research article

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  10. The degree of conversion (DC) of resin based materials depends, beside other factors, on the light-intensity applied during light curing. A lower DC might be correlated with an increased cytotoxicity of the re...

    Authors: Florian J. Wegehaupt, Nancy Lunghi, Georgios N. Belibasakis and Thomas Attin

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2016 17:12

    Content type: Research article

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  11. Recently low-level laser therapy (LLLT) has been proposed to improve orthodontic treatment. The aims of this systematic review were to investigate the scientific evidence to support applications of LLLT: (a) t...

    Authors: Mikael Sonesson, Emelie De Geer, Jaqueline Subraian and Sofia Petrén

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2016 17:11

    Content type: Research article

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  12. The aim of the present study is to analyze the behavior of selected populations of oral keratinocytes and T-lymphocytes, responsible for re-constructing and maintaining the oral epithelial tissue architecture,...

    Authors: Darian Rusu, Bogdan Calenic, Maria Greabu, Alexander Kralev, Marius Boariu, Florina Bojin, Simona Anghel, Virgil Paunescu, Octavia Vela, Horia Calniceanu and Stefan-Ioan Stratul

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2016 17:9

    Content type: Research article

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  13. The use of autogenous bone chips during guided bone regeneration procedures has remained the gold standard for bone grafting due to its excellent combination of osteoconduction, osteoinduction and osteogenesis...

    Authors: Masako Fujioka-Kobayashi, Jordi Caballé-Serrano, Dieter D. Bosshardt, Reinhard Gruber, Daniel Buser and Richard J. Miron

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2016 17:7

    Content type: Research article

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  14. High dose radiation therapy is commonly used in maxillofacial surgeries to treat a number of head and neck tumors. Despite its widespread use, little information is available regarding the effects of irradiati...

    Authors: Kosaku Sawada, Masako Fujioka-Kobayashi, Eizaburo Kobayashi, Jens O. Brömme, Benoit Schaller and Richard J. Miron

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2016 17:4

    Content type: Research article

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  15. The pathogenesis of traumatic TMJ ankylosis remains unclear. This study aimed to verify the role of the lateral pterygoid muscle in the pathogenesis of traumatic temporomandibular joint (TMJ) bony ankylosis.

    Authors: Tian-ge Deng, Chang-kui Liu, Ping Liu, Lin-lin Zhang, Li-geng Wu, Hong-zhi Zhou, Yu-xiang Ding and Kai-jin Hu

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2016 16:62

    Content type: Research article

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  16. Supplementation of bone substitutes with recombinant platelet-derived growth factor-BB (PDGF-BB) can enhance bone regeneration. The aim of the study was to evaluate the effect of PDGF-BB on bone formation in t...

    Authors: Eloá R. Luvizuto, Stefan Tangl, Toni Dobsak, Karoline Reich, Reinhard Gruber, Celso K. Sonoda and Roberta Okamoto

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2016 16:52

    Content type: Research article

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  17. Aim of this study was to investigate the influence of gutta-percha and metallic posts on the efficiency of Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT) in diagnosing Vertical Root Fracture (VRF).

    Authors: Rebeca Ferraz de Menezes, Natália Costa de Araújo, Joedy Maria Costa Santa Rosa, Vanda Sanderana Macêdo Carneiro, Alexandrino Pereira dos Santos Neto, Vânio Costa, Lara Marques Moreno, Jéssica Meirinhos Miranda, Diana Santana de Albuquerque, Mônica Albuquerque, Roberto Alves dos Santos and Marleny Elizabeth Márquez de Martínez Gerbi

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2016 16:48

    Content type: Research article

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  18. No evidence about damage caused by ball-ended probes on tooth is available. No study compared probing defects caused by ball-ended probes with sharp explorers during tactile examinations of primary teeth. This...

    Authors: Juliana Mattos-Silveira, Marina Monreal Oliveira, Ronilza Matos, Cacio Moura-Netto, Fausto Medeiros Mendes and Mariana Minatel Braga

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2016 16:39

    Content type: Research article

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  19. Keratin-producing odontogenic cysts (KPOCs) are a group of cystic lesions that are often aggressive, with high rates of recurrence and multifocality. KPOCs included orthokeratinised odontogenic cyst (OOC) and ...

    Authors: Beatriz Vera-Sirera, Leopoldo Forner-Navarro and Francisco Vera-Sempere

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2016 16:32

    Content type: Research article

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  20. To investigate the physical properties and the hydration behaviour of the fast-setting bioceramic iRoot FS Fast Set Root Repair Material (iRoot FS) and three other endodontic cements.

    Authors: Ya-juan Guo, Tian-feng Du, Hong-bo Li, Ya Shen, Christophe Mobuchon, Ahmed Hieawy, Zhe-jun Wang, Yan Yang, Jingzhi Ma and Markus Haapasalo

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2016 16:23

    Content type: Research article

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  21. Aim of this study is to compare the clinical and radiographic success of non-surgical endodontic therapy in patients receiving intravenous zolendronate less than 1 year and more than 1 year.

    Authors: Ömür Dereci, Ekim Onur Orhan, Özgür Irmak and Sinan Ay

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2016 16:9

    Content type: Research article

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  22. The aim of this paper is to contribute to the discussion on how to approach patients taking new orally administered anticoagulants (NOAs) dabigatran etexilate (a direct thrombin inhibitor), rivaroxaban and api...

    Authors: Fulvia Costantinides, Roberto Rizzo, Lorenzo Pascazio and Michele Maglione

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2016 16:5

    Content type: Debate

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  23. Artificial lesions produced by different protocols might directly influence the response to different remineralising treatments. This study compared the response of different artificial caries-like enamel lesi...

    Authors: Priscila Maria Aranda Salomão, Lívia Picchi Comar, Marília Afonso Rabelo Buzalaf and Ana Carolina Magalhães

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2016 16:2

    Content type: Research article

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  24. Jaw bone and iliac bone are the most frequently used autologous bone sources for dental implant placement in patients with atrophic alveolar ridges. However, the comparative long-term stability of these two au...

    Authors: Young-Hoon Kang, Hyun-Min Kim, June-Ho Byun, Uk-Kyu Kim, Iel-Yong Sung, Yeong-Cheol Cho and Bong-Wook Park

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2015 15:172

    Content type: Research article

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  25. Recombinant bone morphogenetic protein two (rhBMP2) has been utilised for a variety of clinical applications in orthopaedic surgery and dental procedures. Despite its widespread use, concerns have been raised ...

    Authors: Yufeng Zhang, Yang Shuang, Hang Fu, Wei Zhou, Li Qian, Jing Dai and Richard J. Miron

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2015 15:171

    Content type: Research article

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  26. The aim of the study was to evaluate the effects of micro-electric current on sodium hypochlorite’s (NaOCl’s) tissue-dissolution abilities, compared with other activation methods, including sonic, ultrasonic, ...

    Authors: İhsan Furkan Ertuğrul, Murat Maden, Ekim Onur Orhan and Sabriye Perçin Özkorucuklu

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2015 15:161

    Content type: Research article

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  27. With the increase in demand for cosmetics and esthetics, resin composite restorations and all-ceramic restorations have become an important treatment alternative. Taking into consideration the large number of ...

    Authors: Yousef A AlJehani, Jagan K Baskaradoss, Amrita Geevarghese, Marey A AlShehry and Pekka K Vallittu

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2015 15:55

    Content type: Research article

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  28. The objective of this study was to determine whether the addition of microsilver or nanosilver particles to an orthodontic primer affects shear bond strength (SBS) and bracket/adhesive failure.

    Authors: Sonja Blöcher, Roland Frankenberger, Andreas Hellak, Michael Schauseil, Matthias J Roggendorf and Heike Maria Korbmacher-Steiner

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2015 15:42

    Content type: Research article

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  29. We evaluated and compared the effects of different NiTi rotary systems – ProTaper Next and New One Shape – on the volume of dentin removed, canal transportation, and canal curvature in extracted human teeth us...

    Authors: Berkan Celikten, Ceren Feriha Uzuntas, Sebnem Kursun, Ayse Isil Orhan, Pelin Tufenkci, Kaan Orhan and Kemal Özgür Demiralp

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2015 15:32

    Content type: Research article

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  30. The purposes of this systematic review were to identify and review the orthodontic literature with regard to enamel color alterations after orthodontic treatment with fixed appliances. The effects of clean-up ...

    Authors: Qiushuo Chen, Xicong Zheng, Weiting Chen, Zhenyu Ni and Yu Zhou

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2015 15:31

    Content type: Research article

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  31. The purpose of this study was to compare the shaping ability of the ProTaper Universal (PTU; Dentsply Maillefer, Ballaigues, Switzerland), WaveOne (WO; Dentsply Maillefer) and ProTaper Next (PTN; Dentsply Mail...

    Authors: Hui Wu, Cheng Peng, Yulong Bai, Xin Hu, Lei Wang and Changyi Li

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2015 15:27

    Content type: Research article

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  32. Age determination has great importance in many clinical decisions, being commonly used in odontopediatrics, orthodontics, pediatrics, and forensic medicine. The Nolla and Demirjian et al. methods have been use...

    Authors: Luís F Tomás, Lisete SM Mónico, Inmaculada Tomás, Purificación Varela-Patiño and Benjamín Martin-Biedma

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2014 14:160

    Content type: Research article

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  33. This split-mouth, double-blind randomized controlled trial evaluated radiographic changes in infrabony defects treated with open flap debridement (OFD) or OFD associated with enamel matrix derivative (EMD) aft...

    Authors: Mariana Schutzer Ragghianti Zangrando, Daniela Chambrone, Ivan Munhoz Pasin, Marina Clemente Conde, Cláudio Mendes Pannuti and Luiz Antônio Pugliesi Alves de Lima

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2014 14:149

    Content type: Research article

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  34. Dental erosion is caused by frequent exposure to acids without the involvement of microorganism. This study analyzed the effect of biguanides (polyhexamethylene biguanide – PHMB and chlorhexidine – CHX) on den...

    Authors: Senda Charone, Cristiane de Almeida Baldini Cardoso, Melissa Thiemi Kato, Paula Ducati, Rejane Fukushima, Gabriela Gennaro, Ana Carolina Magalhães and Marília Afonso Rabelo Buzalaf

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2014 14:131

    Content type: Research article

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  35. The purpose of this study was to use functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to quantify changes in brain activity during experimental occlusal interference.

    Authors: Masafumi Oda, Kenichi Yoshino, Tatsurou Tanaka, Shunji Shiiba, Eri Makihara, Ikuya Miyamoto, Shinnosuke Nogami, Shinji Kito, Nao Wakasugi-Sato, Shinobu Matsumoto-Takeda, Shun Nishimura, Keita Murakami, Masahiro Koga, Shigenori Kawagishi, Izumi Yoshioka, Shin-ichi Masumi…

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2014 14:124

    Content type: Research article

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  36. Amelogenesis imperfecta refers a group of hereditary diseases affecting the teeth and can present a variety of clinical forms and appearances, compromising esthetic appearance. Amelogenesis imperfecta variably...

    Authors: Aysegul Apaydin, Bulent Sermet, Sevin Ureturk and Abdulsamet Kundakcioglu

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2014 14:116

    Content type: Case report

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  37. Efforts to improve the efficacy of smear layer removal by applying irrigant activation at the final irrigation or by elevating the temperature of the irrigant have been reported. However, the combination of su...

    Authors: Xiangjun Guo, Hui Miao, Lei Li, Shasha Zhang, Dongyan Zhou, Yan Lu and Ligeng Wu

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2014 14:114

    Content type: Research article

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  38. Topical fluoride agents have been shown to be the most effective method in treating demineralized enamel after in-office bleaching treatments. Thus, this study aimed to examine the effects of two different pos...

    Authors: Hande Kemaloğlu, Hüseyin Tezel and Zeynep Ergücü

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2014 14:113

    Content type: Research article

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  39. The purpose of this study was to compare two biochemical markers, which have been previously used to determine the degrees of alveolar bone destruction, in evaluating periodontal disease severity.

    Authors: Sakornrat Khongkhunthian, Prachya Kongtawelert, Siriwan Ongchai, Peraphan Pothacharoen, Thanapat Sastraruji, Dhirawat Jotikasthira and Suttichai Krisanaprakornkit

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2014 14:107

    Content type: Research article

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  40. The purpose of this study was to compare the efficacy of nickel-titanium rotary systems with or without the retreatment instruments in the removal of gutta-percha from the apical third.

    Authors: Flávio Rodrigues Ferreira Alves, Thiago Oliveira Ribeiro, Jaime Omar Moreno and Hélio Pereira Lopes

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2014 14:102

    Content type: Research article

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  41. Orofacial clefts (cleft lip/palate; CL/P) are among the most common congenital anomalies, with prevalence that varies among different ethnic groups. Craniofacial shape differences between individuals with CL/P...

    Authors: Mange Manyama, Jacinda R Larson, Denise K Liberton, Campbell Rolian, Francis J Smith, Emmanuel Kimwaga, Japhet Gilyoma, Kenneth D Lukowiak, Richard A Spritz and Benedikt Hallgrimsson

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2014 14:93

    Content type: Research article

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  42. Recently, fast-setting α-tricalcium-phosphate (TCP) cement was developed for use in the pulp capping process. The aim of this study was to investigate the physical properties and biological effects of α-TCP ce...

    Authors: Jun-Bong Lee, Su-Jung Park, Hyun-Ha Kim, Young-Sun Kwon, Kwang-Won Lee and Kyung-San Min

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2014 14:87

    Content type: Research article

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  43. It is well known that the use of denture cleansers can reduce Candida albicans biofilm accumulation; however, the efficacy of citric acid denture cleansers is uncertain. In addition, the long-term efficacy of thi...

    Authors: Fernanda Faot, Yuri Wanderley Cavalcanti, Martinna de Mendonça e Bertolini, Luciana de Rezende Pinto, Wander José da Silva and Altair Antoninha Del Bel Cury

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2014 14:77

    Content type: Research article

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  44. A key element for long-term success of dental implants is integration of the implant surface with the surrounding host tissues. Modification of titanium implant surfaces can enhance osteoblast activity but the...

    Authors: Marjan Dorkhan, Tülay Yücel-Lindberg, Jan Hall, Gunnel Svensäter and Julia R Davies

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2014 14:75

    Content type: Research article

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  45. The aim of this study was to investigate the efficacy of orthodontic treatment using the Invisalign® system. Particularly, we analyzed the influence of auxiliaries (Attachment/Power Ridge) as well as the stagi...

    Authors: Mareike Simon, Ludger Keilig, Jörg Schwarze, Britta A Jung and Christoph Bourauel

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2014 14:68

    Content type: Research article

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  46. Onlay bone grafting techniques have some problems related to the limited volume of autogenous grafted bone and need for surgery to remove bone fixing screws. Here, we report a case of horizontal alveolar ridge...

    Authors: Kazumi Kubozono, Masaaki Takechi, Kouji Ohta, Shigehiro Ono, Takayuki Nakagawa, Shinichi Fujimoto and Nobuyuki Kamata

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2014 14:60

    Content type: Case report

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  47. Surface sealants have been successfully used in the prevention of erosive tooth wear. However, when multiple tooth surfaces should be sealed, the light-curing procedure is very time-consuming. Therefore, the a...

    Authors: Florian J Wegehaupt, Tobias T Tauböck, Thomas Attin and Georgios N Belibasakis

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2014 14:48

    Content type: Research article

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  48. Internal inflammatory root resorption is a rare condition in permanent teeth, which requires the presence of necrotic and infected pulp tissue within the coronal portion of the root canal system as well as inf...

    Authors: Atakan Kalender, Meltem D Öztan, Fatma Basmaci, Umut Aksoy and Kaan Orhan

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2014 14:39

    Content type: Case report

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