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Int Endod J. 2000 Mar;33(2):113-20.

Periapical health related to the quality of root canal treatment in a Belgian population.

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Department of Operative Dentistry and Endodontology, University Hospital, Gent University, Belgium. roeland.demoor@rug.ac.be

Abstract

AIM:

The aim of this study was to collect data on the prevalence and technical standard of root canal treatment as well as the prevalence of apical periodontitis in Belgium.

METHODOLOGY:

The panoramic radiographs of 206 Belgian adults attending the Dental School of the University Hospital of Gent were examined for endodontic treatment, periapical conditions and coronal restorations.

RESULTS:

Of the 4617 teeth examined, 6.8% were endodontically treated. Periapical radiolucencies were found in 6.6% of all teeth and in 40.4% of the endodontically treated teeth. More than half of the root-filled teeth (56.7%) were scored inadequate on the basis of a criterion evaluating the level of the root canal filling.

CONCLUSION:

The endodontic treatment need of this Belgian subpopulation was great and the technical standard of root canal treatment disappointing. The findings indicate that there is still a substantial need for postgraduate endodontic education in Belgium and a need for specialists in endodontology.

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