The evaluation of endodontic treatment success

Kiraz G., Üreyen Kaya B.

1st International Health Sciences and Life Congress, Burdur, Turkey, 2 - 05 May 2018, pp.628

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Summary Text
  • City: Burdur
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.628
  • Kütahya Health Sciences University Affiliated: Yes


Gülsen Kiraz*, Bulem Ureyen Kaya*

* Suleyman Demirel University, Faculty of Dentistry,Department of Endodontics, Isparta, Turkey,....

** Suleyman Demirel University, Faculty of Dentistry, Department of Endodontics, Isparta, Turkey,

Root canal treatment is a procedure by using chemical and mechanical methods in the root canal system to eliminate pulpal and periradicular diseases and to promote healing and repair of periapical tissues. The main purpose of root canal treatment is to shape, disinfect and seal the root canals in order to protect the periapical tissues. Although high success rate of root canal treatment is usually achieved, failure of endodontic treatments is also reported. Clinical examination for the assessment of clinical symptoms and findings, radiographic evaluation for assessment of periapical tissues and histological evaluations for examining biopsy specimens are methods that used for evaluation of the outcome of endodontic treatment. The evaluation criteria of success after endodontic treatment have been extensively reviewed in the literature. In studies evaluating the success of root canal treatment, the follow- up periods ranged from 6 months to 27 years. Many studies have examined the success rates of endodontically treated teeth using different criteria. In these studies, success rates have been reported ranging from 74% to 98% and 67 to 94% for initial root canal treatments and retreatments, respectively. The purpose of this review is to evaluate the success rates of root canal treatments and retreatments, the number of treated teeth and the follow- up period of these studies.

Key words: Endodontic treatment, success, failure, clinical examination, radiographic examination.