Title: Treatment of pre-eruptive intracoronal resorption: A scoping review
Abstract: Aim Pre-eruptive intra-coronal resorption (PEIR) is a rare condition that can affect children’s dentition. Showing the same aspect of dental caries, these lesions are diagnosed in non-erupted teeth. The aetiology is not yet defined and no consensus on their treatment is available. Thus, the aim of the present scoping review of the literature was to try to establish a protocol for treatment and management of PEIR defects.
Methods The search was performed on Medline via PubMed, Science Direct and EBSCOhost’ databases using the appropriate Medical Subject Headings (MESH) terms. Studies that described the PEIR were considered eligible and the data from the selected papers were extracted and analysed independently by two authors.
Results Out of 172 articles identified in initial research, 15 articles were selected for reviewing. Interventions varied from preventive treatment to extraction, depending on the lesion severity and its proximity to the pulp.
Conclusion Non-operative procedures, conservative approaches and extractions were recommended for the management of PEIR, depending on the extent of the lesions. Overall, further researches should be conducted to explore the effectiveness of the approaches of PEIR management.