Keywords : Apical surgery
European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine,
2020, Volume 7, Issue 8, Pages 3673-3677
Background: The present study was conducted to assess profile of patients undergoing apical surgery.Materials & Methods: 56 patients were selected for peri- apical surgery of both genders. Follow-up was done at 1, 3, 6, and 12 months and every 6 months thereafter. Clinical and radiographic examinations were performed at each recall.
Results: Teeth involved was maxillary incisor in 12, maxillary cuspids in 20, mandibular incisors in 10 and mandibular cuspids in 14 cases. Prostheses were present in 25 and absent in 31 cases. Bony destruction pattern was apical in 45 and apico-marginal in 13 cases. Post was present in 14 and absent in 42 cases. The maximum healing was seen in maxillary incisor in 67% followed by maxillary cuspids in 52%, mandibular incisors in 65% and mandibular cuspids in 54%, 56% in teeth with prostheses, 82% in apical bone destruction and 76% in teeth with post. The difference was significant (P< 0.05).
Conclusion: There was better healing in maxillary incisors, teeth with prostheses present, teeth with apical bone destruction and teeth with post.