Endodontic medicine: connections between apical periodontitis and systemic diseases.

  title={Endodontic medicine: connections between apical periodontitis and systemic diseases.},
  author={Juan Jos{\'e} Segura-Egea and Jenifer Mart{\'i}n-Gonz{\'a}lez and Lissett Castellanos-Cosano},
  journal={International endodontic journal},
  volume={48 10},
The prevalence of apical periodontitis (AP) in Europe has been reported to affect 61% of individuals and 14% of teeth, and increase with age. Likewise, the prevalence of root canal treatment (RCT) in Europe is estimated to be around 30-50% of individuals and 2-9% of teeth with radiographic evidence of chronic persistent AP in 30-65% of root filled teeth (RFT). AP is not only a local phenomenon and for some time the medical and dental scientific community have analysed the possible connection… 

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