Detecting chronic apical periodontitis for improved endodontic success

Show simple item record Fernandes, N.A. (Nelson Alexander) Patterson, G.O. Sykes, Leanne M. 2018-10-18T05:22:25Z 2018-10-18T05:22:25Z 2018-06
dc.description.abstract Endodontic treatments are frequently carried out in daily clinical practice. The presence or absence of a periapical radiolucency, assessed using intraoral radiographs, is one of the criteria used to determine endodontic success. When such a lesion is present around the apex of a tooth, the condition is known as chronic apical periodontitis. While this is common around root treated teeth, it can also be associated with otherwise healthy teeth. In both instances, it represents an inflammatory response to bacteria or irritants in the periapical space, and results in bone loss and areas of reduced density, which can then form apical granulomas or cysts. The literature has shown that periapical lesions can go undetected, due to the two-dimensional limitations of periapical radiographs. These “hidden” lesions can compromise the longevity of the tooth. Considering that apical periodontitis can be far more accurately detected and diagnosed on cone beam computed tomography, it has been recommended by several authors that endodontic treatment outcomes ideally should be evaluated using this imaging modality, whenever possible. en_ZA
dc.description.department Prosthodontics en_ZA
dc.description.librarian am2018 en_ZA
dc.description.uri en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Fernandes, N.A., Patterson, G.O. & Sykes, L.M. 2018, 'Detecting chronic apical periodontitis for improved endodontic success', South African Dental Journal, vol. 73, no. 5, pp. 359-361. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 1029-4864 (print)
dc.identifier.issn 2519-0105 (online)
dc.identifier.other 10.17159/2519-0105/2018/v73no5a6
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher South African Dental Association en_ZA
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dc.subject Endodontic treatments en_ZA
dc.subject Periapical radiolucency en_ZA
dc.subject Intraoral radiographs en_ZA
dc.subject Endodontic success en_ZA
dc.title Detecting chronic apical periodontitis for improved endodontic success en_ZA
dc.type Article en_ZA

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