Endodontic treatment of teeth with apical periodontitis using calcium hydroide: A long-term study

Caliskan M. K. , SEN B.

ENDODONTICS & DENTAL TRAUMATOLOGY, vol.12, no.5, pp.215-221, 1996 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 12 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 1996
  • Page Numbers: pp.215-221


The aim of this study was to evaluate clinically and radiographically the long-term results of endodontic therapy. A total of 172 mature teeth with periapical radiolucencies with and without symptoms were treated endodontically using calcium hydroxide paste as the intracanal medicament and a calcium hydroxide containing root canal sealer. In 58 teeth, the dressing was accidentally or intentionally extruded into the lesions. All cases were followed up for a period of 2-5 years. The teeth in which the dressing was extruded did not show a different healing pattern from the ones treated conventionally. The complete healing rate for all cases was 80.8% while incomplete healing had taken place in 7.6% of the cases.