CLINICAL AND RADIOGRAPHIC STUDY REGARDING THE SUCCESS THERAPY OF THE ROOT FURCATION LESIONS: A 12 MONTHS FOLLOW-UP

Mihaela Sălceanu, Claudiu Topoliceanu, Cristina-Angela Ghiorghe, Liana Aminov, Tudor Hamburda, Cristi Giuroiu, Ylka Dekoli, Cristina Antohi, Anca Melian

ABSTRACT.

The aim of this study was to determine the repair rate of the root furcation lesions, using MTA and hydroxide calcium based materials. Materials and method The study group included 24 molars (8 maxillary; 16 mandibular) with root furcations, from 24 patients (14 males; 10 females), with age 21-46 years. The treatments were performed with MTA and calcium hydroxide-based products and radiographic follow-up for 12 months. Results The root furcations with endo-periodontal etiology presented complete healing 12 months posttreatment in 88% cases. The root furcations associated with root perforation presented complete healing 12 months posttreatment in 82% cases. Conclusions The lesion extension, the accuracy of technique and the therapeutic materials are important factors that influence the posttreatment evolution of an endo-periodontal lesion.

Key words: root furcations, MTA, calcium hydroxide-based products

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