DISEASES

Disease-gene associations mined from literature

Human genes for root resorption

Root resorption [DOID:14550]

In dentistry, root resorption is the breakdown or destruction, and subsequent loss, of the root structure of a tooth. This is caused by living body cells attacking part of the tooth. When the damage extends to the whole tooth, it is called tooth resorption. Severe root resorption is very difficult to treat and often requires the extraction of teeth.

Synonyms:  root resorption,  DOID:14550