Prevalence of Periradicular Radiolucencies and its Association with the Quality of Root Canal Treatment and Coronal Restorations in an Adult Nepali Population

Authors

  • Suman Gautam Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, Nepal Medical College Teaching Hospital, Attarkhel, Gokarneshwor-8, Kathmandu https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8777-513X
  • Asha Thapa Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, National Academy of Medical Science, Bir Hospital, Mahaboudha, Kathmandu
  • Rojin Joshi Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, Nepal Medical College Teaching Hospital, Attarkhel, Gokarneshwor-8, Kathmandu
  • Barsha Joshi Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, Nepal Medical College Teaching Hospital, Attarkhel, Gokarneshwor-8, Kathmandu

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3126/nmcj.v24i3.48620

Keywords:

Nepali population, periradicular radiolucency, root canal treatment, treatment quality

Abstract

Although root canal treatment is carried out to eliminate the existing microorganism and create favorable environment for healing and prevent reinfection, the occurrence of post treatment disease poses a significant challenge in general population. Cross sectional studies from different countries shows that there is varying degree of prevalence of periradicular radiolucencies (PR) in root filled teeth. Since no such prevalence studies have been done in Nepal, we are unaware of the existing problem in our population. Thus, aim of this study was to investigate the prevalence of periradicular radiolucencies and its association with the quality of root canal treatment and coronal restorations in an adult Nepali population. Among 350 patients, 40.8% (389) presented with PR. Significantly better outcome was seen in teeth with adequate qualities of root filled teeth and coronal restoration. The prevalence of PR in Nepali population was seen relatively high and the considerable efforts to improve the length control during the procedure followed by proper restoration, to lessen the development of PR cannot be over emphasized.

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Published

2022-09-28

How to Cite

Gautam, S., Thapa, A., Joshi, R., & Joshi, B. (2022). Prevalence of Periradicular Radiolucencies and its Association with the Quality of Root Canal Treatment and Coronal Restorations in an Adult Nepali Population. Nepal Medical College Journal, 24(3), 250–256. https://doi.org/10.3126/nmcj.v24i3.48620

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