Suppose a dental professional has told you that you are experiencing tooth resorption. In that case, you probably have a lot of questions, not the least of which is "what exactly does this diagnosis mean?" Tooth resorption, though not a commonly known dental term, is not as mysterious as it sounds. Resorption happens when your body, due to a traumatic injury, rejects its tooth as a self-defense mechanism.
Resorption specifically refers to the inflammation and loss of the tooth's dentin (inner tissue under the enamel) or cementum (outer material covering the tooth's roots). Let's dive into the two main types of resorption and their possible treatments.