International Journal of Applied Dental Sciences
2019, Vol. 5 Issue 4, Part F
Assessment of incidence of apical periodontitis in root canal treated teeth: An observational study
AUTHOR(S): Dr. Nuzhat Mir, Dr. Asma Altaf and Dr. Asiya Basher
Apical periodontitis (AP) is a multifactorial condition resulting from the interaction of many factors, predominantly bacteria. Fewer extractions are being performed, and the prevalence of denture use is decreasing. Hence; the present study was planned for assessing the incidence of apical periodontitis in root canal treated teeth.
Materials & methods: A total of 100 patients who underwent root canal therapy in the past one year were analyzed. Only those patients were included who underwent root canal therapy for maxillary first molars and in which follow-up radiographic records were available, were enrolled. Complete demographic details and clinical profile of all the patients was recorded separately. Follow-up radiographs were analyzed and evaluated for assessing the presence of apical periodontitis. All the results were recorded in Microsoft excel sheet and were analyzed by SPSS software.
Results: Apical periodontitis were found to be present in 23 percent of the patients. While assessing the age-wise distribution of patients with apical periodontitis, non-significant results were obtained. In the present study, out of 23 patients with apical periodontitis, 13 were males while the remaining 10 were females.
Conclusion: Apical periodontitis is significantly prevalent among patients who have undergone root canal therapy.
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How to cite this article:
Dr. Nuzhat Mir, Dr. Asma Altaf, Dr. Asiya Basher. Assessment of incidence of apical periodontitis in root canal treated teeth: An observational study. Int J Appl Dent Sci 2019;5(4):391-393.