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Outcome of Endodontically Treated Cracked Teeth
[Technical Report, Master's Thesis]
UNIFORMED SERVICES UNIV OF THE HEALTH SCIENCES BETHESDA MD
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A cracked tooth has been defined by the American Association of Endodontists as an incomplete fracture initiated from the crown and extending subgingivally, usually directed mesiodistally. Pain to biting with temperature sensitivity is the most commonly reported symptom of patients presenting with a cracked tooth. An extensive crack can compromise the pulp and result in pulpal andor periapical pathos is requiring non-surgical root canal treatment NSRCT.Although reports of cracked teeth have been published in the literature since the 1950s, there are currently no long-term outcome studies on teeth diagnosed with a crack that have subsequently received NSRCT. This prospective study will evaluate the outcome and identify covariant factors affecting the outcome of endodontically treated cracked teeth over the course of 5years.
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