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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 10  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 7-14

Outcomes of nonsurgical endodontic treatment among endodontic postgraduate students at Riyadh Elm University

1 Department of Dental, Ministry of Health, Abha, Saudi Arabia
2 Department of Restorative Dentistry – Endodontics, College of Dentistry, Riyadh Elm University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
3 Department of Preventive Dental Sciences – Biostatistics, College of Dentistry, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Correspondence Address:
Prof. Saad Al-Nazhan
Department of Restorative Dentistry – Endodontics, College of Dentistry, Riyadh Elm University, P.O. Box 84891, Riyadh 11681
Saudi Arabia
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/sej.sej_78_19

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Aim of the Study: This study aims to investigate the outcomes of endodontic treatments performed by endodontic postgraduate students at the Riyadh Elm University College of Dentistry. Materials and Methods: The records of 187 patients with 432 teeth endodontically treated by endodontic postgraduate students at Riyadh Elm University College of Dentistry from February 2013 to February 2017 were randomly selected. In all, 151 patients were lost to follow-up. Clinical and radiographic examinations were performed in 135 teeth of 36 patients. Two qualified endodontists reviewed the results of clinical and radiographic examinations. Outcomes were healed, healing, or diseased. Data were coded and statistically analyzed. Results: Overall results of endodontic treatment were healed teeth in 68.1%, healing teeth in 27.4%, and diseased teeth in 4.4%. The proportions of healed teeth in one and two visits were 64.3% and 90.5% (P = 0.083), respectively. The acceptable quality root canal filling had a higher healed rate (74.4%) than long or short root canal filling (P = 0.027). The presence of apical periodontitis significantly affected the success of endodontic treatment (P = 0.002). Conclusion: The outcome of this study is similar to those of previous studies, despite the limited sample size.

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