Volume 5 Issue 4 (July - August, 2019)

Original Articles

Assessment of profile and treatment outcome of patients with apical periodontitis
Varun Arora, Ridhi Taneja, Nitin Sangwan

Background: Apical periodontitis is a destruction of periradicular tissues, in progressive inflammation stages. The present study was conducted to assess treatment outcome of apical periodontitis. Materials & Methods: The present study was conducted on 134 cases of apical periodontitis reported to the department. Root canal filling (RCF) was evaluated according to the European Society of Endodontology criteria. A final evaluation and agreement were done with a qualified endodontist and an oral radiologist. Results: Out of 134 patients, males were 74 and females were 60. Maxillary teeth were involved in 80 and mandible in 54. On subsequent recall visits only 22 had still apical periodontitis. Intra- operative treatment session was 1 in 58 and 2 in 76. There were complications in 15 cases only. The difference was significant (P< 0.05). Conclusion: Authors found that there was significant less failure rate of endodontic treatment of cases performed in apical periodontitis patients.
Key words: Apical periodontitis, Root canal filling, Treatment outcome

Received: 2 June, 2019                            Revised: 15 June, 2019                  Accepted: 25 June, 2019

Corresponding author: Dr. Varun Arora, MDS Periodontics and Implantology Resident Department of Dentistry, Kalpana Chawla Medical College Karnal, Haryana, India

This article may be cited as: Arora V, Taneja R, Sangwan N. Assessment of profile and treatment outcome of patients with apical periodontitis. Int J Res Health Allied Sci 2019; 5(4):16-18.

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