Lesion Progression in Post-treatment Persistent Endodontic Lesions
Victoria Soo Hoon Yu, Harold Henry Messer, Liang Shen, Robert Yee, Chin-ying Stephen Hsu
JOURNAL OF ENDODONTICS | ELSEVIER SCIENCE INC | Published : 2012
INTRODUCTION: Radiographic lesions related to root-filled teeth may persist for long periods after treatment and are considered to indicate failure of initial treatment. Persistent lesions are found in a proportion of cases, but information on lesion progression is lacking. This study examined the incidence of lesion improvement, remaining unchanged, and deterioration among persistent lesions in a group of patients recruited from a university-based clinic and identified potential predictors for lesion progression. METHODS: Patients of a university clinic with persistent endodontic lesions at least 4 years since treatment and with original treatment radiographs available were recruited with i..View full abstract
Awarded by Singapore Ministry of Education
Supported by the Singapore Ministry of Education research grant WBS no. R221-000-038-133.