tooth resorption internal

tooth resorption internal
1. an unusual form of tooth resorption beginning centrally in a tooth, and apparently initiated by inflammatory hyperplasia of the pulp, characterized by a pink hued area on the crown showing the hyperplastic vascular pulp tissue filling the resorbed area. Called also chronic perforating hyperplasia and pink tooth of Mummery. 2. external tooth resorption that ramifies into the dentin.

Internal tooth resorption, showing a fusiform enlargement of the pulpal chamber.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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