Coronal tissue loss of endodontically treated permanent teeth of patients seen in a Nigerian Teaching Hospital

  • OH Oderinu Department of Restorative Dentistry, Lagos University Teaching Hospital, (LUTH), Lagos, Nigeria
  • OP Shaba
  • IC Adegbulugbe


Objectives: The study was done to determine the extent of coronal tissue loss of endodontically treated teeth.

Results: 176 teeth of 168 patients that completed endodontic treatment to obturation stage were evaluated for coronal tissue loss. The teeth included fifty-five anterior teeth (31.3%), seventy-three premolars (41.5%) and forty-eight molars (27.3%). Majority (43.2%) of the root filled teeth evaluated for coronal damage had minimal coronal tissue damage, followed by teeth with significant tissue damage (33.5%), and lastly, teeth with moderate tissue damage (23.3%).

Conclusions: The result of this study revealed that most endodontically treated teeth had minimal coronal tissue loss and therefore can be managed with conservative restorative treatment options.

Keywords: coronal tissue loss, endodontically treated teeth

Nigerian Journal of Health and Biomedical Sciences Vol. 5(1) 2006: 72-75

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