Root canal filled versus non-root canal filled teeth: a retrospective comparison of survival times.

@article{Caplan2005RootCF,
  title={Root canal filled versus non-root canal filled teeth: a retrospective comparison of survival times.},
  author={Daniel J. Caplan and Jianwen Cai and Guosheng Yin and B. Alex White},
  journal={Journal of public health dentistry},
  year={2005},
  volume={65 2},
  pages={90-6}
}
OBJECTIVE This matched cohort study used data from a large dental HMO in the Pacific Northwest to evaluate the degree to which pulpal involvement and subsequent endodontic therapy affects tooth survival. Root canal filled (RCF) teeth were used as an indicator of pulpal involvement. Our hypothesis was that RCF teeth would be extracted sooner than non-RCF teeth matched within subjects, controlling for tooth-level variables of interest. METHODS The HMO's treatment databases and a subsequent… CONTINUE READING