Volume 6 Issue 6 (November - December), 2020

Original Articles

Assessment of cases of peri-apical surgery
Navtej Singh

Background: The present study was conducted to assess profile of patients undergoing apical surgery. Materials & Methods: 68 patients were recruited for peri- apical surgery of both genders. Follow-up was done at 1, 3, 6, and 12 months. Clinical and radiographic examinations were performed at each recall. Results: out of 68 patients, males were 38 and females were 30. Teeth involved was maxillary incisor in 20, maxillary cuspids in 20, mandibular incisors in 10 and mandibular cuspids in 18 cases. Prostheses were present in 24 and absent in 44 cases. Post was present in 22 and absent in 46 cases. Bony destruction pattern was apical in 28 and apico-marginal in 40 cases. Maximum healing was seen in maxillary incisor in 68% followed by maxillary cuspids in 53%, mandibular incisors in 66% and mandibular cuspids in 55%, 56% in teeth with prostheses, 80% in apical bone destruction and 75% in teeth with post. The difference was significant (P< 0.05). Conclusion: There was superior healing in maxillary incisors, teeth with prostheses present, teeth with apical bone destruction and teeth with post. Key words: Healing, Apical surgery, Prostheses

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