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International Journal of Dentistry - Volume 2015 2015, Article ID 673914, 7 pages -

Research Article

Department of Oral Surgery, Fatima Jinnah Dental College and Hospital, Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan

Departments of Oral Pathology and Oral Surgery, Fatima Jinnah Dental College and Hospital, Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan

Received 4 June 2015; Revised 23 July 2015; Accepted 26 July 2015

Academic Editor: Timo Sorsa

Copyright © 2015 Waqas Yousuf et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Introduction. The aim of this study is to determine the most common endodontically treated tooth and the most common error produced during treatment and to note the association of particular errors with particular teeth. Material and Methods. Periapical radiographs were taken of all the included teeth and were stored and assessed using DIGORA Optime. Teeth in each group were evaluated for presence or absence of procedural errors i.e., overfill, underfill, ledge formation, perforations, apical transportation, and-or instrument separation and the most frequent tooth to undergo endodontic treatment was also noted. Results. A total of 1748 root canal treated teeth were assessed, out of which 574 32.8% contained a procedural error. Out of these 397 22.7% were overfilled, 155 8.9% were underfilled, 16 0.9% had instrument separation, and 7 0.4% had apical transportation. The most frequently treated tooth was right permanent mandibular first molar 11.3%. The least commonly treated teeth were the permanent mandibular third molars 0.1%. Conclusion. Practitioners should show greater care to maintain accuracy of the working length throughout the procedure, as errors in length accounted for the vast majority of errors and special care should be taken when working on molars.





Author: Waqas Yousuf, Moiz Khan, and Hasan Mehdi

Source: https://www.hindawi.com/



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