Pre-interruptive intracoronal resorption: clinical and radiographic follow-up

ABSTRACT Pre-interruptive intracoronal resorption is a radiolucent lesion localized in dentin, immediately below the amelodentin junction of unerupted teeth. It is rare, asymptomatic, and of idiopathic etiology, generally diagnosed in routine radiographs or in those for orthodontic purposes. A conservative approach, with radiographic follow-up is the treatment recommended until the tooth erupts, and then the intervention is made. However, in cases with symptoms or progression of the lesion, surgical intervention is advisable. To report a case of pre-interruptive intracoronal resorption, with a conservative approach, showing the clinical and radiographic follow-up of this condition. The patient, a nine-year-old Caucasian girl, presented to the Dental Clinic for routine examination. An initial panoramic radiograph was requested, which showed an intracoronal radiolucence in tooth 45 that had not yet erupted. Clinical and radiographic follow-up was made until the affected tooth was completely established in the oral cavity. The treatment recommended for pre-interruptive intracoronal resorption is to have knowledge of the phenomenon, associate its probable etiology and radiographic aspect, as well as its prevalence, occurrence and treatment options, by considering a conservative approach when there are no symptoms.