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AIM To study the prevalence of apical periodontitis in smoker and nonsmoker patients. METHODOLOGY In a cross-sectional study, the records of 180 subjects, 109 smokers and 71 nonsmokers, were examined. All participants underwent a full-mouth radiographic survey incorporating 14 periapical radiographs. The periapical region of all teeth, excluding third(More)
AIM To investigate the quality of root fillings and coronal restorations and their association with periapical status in an adult Spanish population. METHODOLOGY A total of 180 subjects, aged 37.1 +/- 15.7 years, who presented as new patients at the Faculty of Dentistry, Seville, Spain, were examined. All participants underwent a full-mouth radiographic(More)
AIM To study the prevalence of AP in patients with and without type 2 diabetes mellitus. METHODOLOGY In a retrospective cohort study, the records of 38 subjects with diabetes and 32 control subjects were examined. All participants underwent a full-mouth radiographic survey incorporating 14 periapical radiographs. The periapical region of all teeth,(More)
AIM To compare the use of periapical radiographs and digital panoramic images displayed on monitor and glossy paper in the assessment of the periapical status of the teeth using the periapical index (PAI). METHODOLOGY A total of 86 subjects were examined. All participants underwent a full-mouth radiographic survey (14 periapical radiographs) and a(More)
INTRODUCTION The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between smoking and the prevalence of apical periodontitis and root canal treatment in hypertensive patients. METHODS In a cross-sectional study, the records of 100 hypertensive patients, 50 smokers and 50 nonsmokers, were examined. Periapical status of all teeth was assessed by using(More)
AIM To estimate the prevalence of teeth with apical periodontitis (AP) and root-filled teeth in an adult Spanish population. METHODOLOGY A total of 180 subjects, aged 37.1 +/- 15.7 years, presenting as new patients to the Faculty of Dentistry, Seville, Spain, were examined. All participants underwent a full-mouth radiographic survey (14 periapical(More)
INTRODUCTION The purpose of this study was to investigate the prevalence of apical periodontitis and endodontic treatment in hypertensive patients and control subjects without hypertension. METHODS In a cross-sectional study, the records of 40 hypertensive patients and 51 control subjects were examined. Periapical status of all teeth was assessed by using(More)
Ethylene glycol-bis-(beta-aminoethyl ether)-N,N,N',N'-tetraacetic acid (EGTA) is an specific calcium ion chelator proposed as endodontic irrigant. This study investigates the effect of EGTA on substrate adherence capacity of rat inflammatory macrophages. Inflammatory macrophages were obtained from Wistar rats and resuspended in RPMI-1640 medium. Substrate(More)
AIM To compare the use of film-based periapical radiographs and digital panoramic images displayed on monitor and glossy paper in the assessment of the periapical status of the teeth. METHODOLOGY A total of 86 subjects were examined. All participants underwent a full-mouth radiographic survey (14 periapical radiographs) and a digital panoramic(More)
This case report describes endodontic therapy on a mandibular first molar with unusual root morphology. In the initial treatment the working length had been determined with only an apex locator; no periapical radiographs had been obtained because the patient was pregnant. The root canal into an additional distolingual root had not been found and was(More)