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March, 2019, Vol. 21, No. 1



Diagnostic methods and treatment strategies of impacted maxillary canines: A literature review
Viktorija Grybienė, Donata Juozėnaitė, Kristina Kubiliūtė


A population based study of multiple myeloma patients with medication-related osteonecrosis of the jaw
Daiga Auzina, Anda Slaidina, Marina Sevastjanova, Renars Erts, Aivars Lejnieks, Sandra Lejniece


Comparison of pressure pain threshold between muscles in the contracted and relaxed state in patients with myofascial pain: a cross-sectional study
Rodrigo Lorenzi Poluha, Matheus Cavassani Pereira, Rafael Dos Santos Silva



Types of root resorptions related to orthodontic treatment
Giedrė Ruškytė, Donata Juozėnaitė, Kristina Kubiliūtė



Orthodontic treatment complexity, outcome and need among school age patients of Lithuanian university of health sciences clinic of orthodontics
Rokas Liausas, Zygimantas Labanauskas, Vilma Svalkauskiene, Dalia Smailiene, Justina Vaiciuniene


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Types of root resorptions related to orthodontic treatment

Giedrė Ruškytė1, Donata Juozėnaitė2, Kristina Kubiliūtė3


Objectives. Root resorption is one of the research topics that may be looked into and that may arise during orthodontic treatment. It is necessary to determine the type of root resorption that was caused by the orthodontic treatment, its factors leading to aforementioned issue, and means to eliminate it.

Material and methods. In this work, articles issued in 2008-2018 and found in biomedical systems such as PubMed and Oxford Journal have been used. The articles were selected with the keywords provided, 25 articles met all criteria. Other articles mentioned have been used for such root tooth resorption analysis, where at least one factor may have affected the issue under discussion.

Results. The mechanism of tooth movement during orthodontic treatment causes external or internal root resorption due to certain biochemical and biological processes. Factors, that cause root resorption during orthodontic treatment, were divided into local and general. Local factors include mechanisms of teeth movement, teeth vitality, length of treatment procedure – these factors may affect the type and level of resorption. General factors include age and other systemic elements.

Conclusions. Root resorption extent and type depends on local and general factors active during the orthodontic treatment. It is not possible to eliminate all active factors, however the root resorption issue can be controlled during orthodontic treatment.

Key words: root resorption, orthodontics, external root resorption, apical root resorption.

Received: 28 06 2018

Accepted for publishing: 20 03 2019

1The public institution Antakalnio poliklinika, Vilnius, Lithuania

2Faculty of Odontology, Medical Academy, Lithuanian University of Health Sciences, Kaunas, Lithuania

3Lithuanian University of Health Sciences, Departmen of Orthodontics, Kaunas, Lithuania

Address correspondence to Giedre Ruskyte, Public institution "Antakalnio poliklinika", Antakalnio 59, LT-10207, Vilnius, Lithuania.

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