TI : A quantitative study of bone repair after endodontic therapy on digital subtraction radiography
AU : Kim JD
AD : Department of Oromaxillofacial Radiology, School of Dentistry, Chosun University.
SO : JKOMFR. 1997;27(2):15-25
ISSN : 1225-049X
PY : 1997
LA : KOREAN
CP : KOREA
AB : This study was performed to prepare the quantitative method of judging the sensitive prognosis of chronic apical periodontitis as early as possible. The subjects were 25 cases with periapical radiolucencies of which were treated with endodontic treatment. Serial radiographs were taken by standardized method longitudinally. The density slice function of digital radiographic system were employed for quantitative and longitudinal assessment of the radiolucent area and the condensing osteitis simultaneously.
Obtained results were as follows:
1. The amount of bone repair after endodontic treatment could be detected quantitatively by the density slice function of digital radiographic system.
2. Within the 6-week period after root canal filling, the prognosis could be evaluated by assessment both radiolucent area and condensing osteitis on digital radiographic system.
3. The pattern of bone repair showed peripheral type in most cases from the 6th week after root canal filling.
4. In longitudinal change, bone repair showed two patterns; the succeeding reduction of radiolucent area showing the increase of condensing osteitis in size till 6th week and following by static state or reduction tendency and the reduction following the initial increase of both areas.
5. Cases with pulpitis by trauma showed initial increase of condensing osteitis at 2nd week, marked reduction of radiolucent area and condensing osteitis at 6th week, and approximately normal bone state at 8th week after root canal filling.