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Title: Assessment of possible risk indicators for apical periodontitis in root-filled teeth in an adult Turkish population
Authors: Genc, Yasemin
Gulsahi, Kamran
Gulsahi, Ayse
YAVUZ, Yalcin
Cetinyurek, Aysun
Ungor, Mete
Col, Meltem
Issue Date: 2008
Publisher: MOSBY-ELSEVIER
Citation: ORAL SURGERY ORAL MEDICINE ORAL PATHOLOGY ORAL RADIOLOGY AND ENDODONTOLOGY, 106(4). p. E72-E77
Abstract: Objective: The objective of this study was to determine possible independent risk indicators of apical periodontitis (AP) in root-filled teeth in an adult Turkish population. Study design: This study included subjects older than 15 years who had 1 or more root-filled teeth examined at the Baskent University Faculty of Dentistry. A total of 812 root-filled teeth were evaluated in 425 individuals. AP was the dependent variable and age, gender, length and density of root fillings, presence of periodontal problems, posts, localization of tooth, and tooth type were identified as independent variables. Generalized Estimating Equation (GEE) models were used in statistical analysis. Results: AP was detected on 148 teeth (18.2%) in 812 root-filled teeth. According to multiple GEE model, males were more likely to have AP than females. Of the dental variables, length of root fillings, periodontal problems and tooth type were significantly associated with AP. Conclusions: The present study indicates that to be male and dental variables including length of root fillings, periodontal problems, and molar teeth were significantly associated with AP. (Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol Endod 2008; 106: e72-e77)
Notes: [Gulsahi, Ayse] Baskent Univ, Fac Dent, Dept Oral Diag & Radiol, TR-06490 Ankara, Turkey. [Genc, Yasemin] Ankara Univ, Dept Biostat, Fac Med, TR-06100 Ankara, Turkey. [Gulsahi, Kamran; Ungor, Mete] Baskent Univ, Fac Dent, Dept Endodont, TR-06490 Ankara, Turkey. [Yavuz, Yalcin] Univ Hasselt, Ctr Stat, Hasselt, Belgium. [Cetinyurek, Aysun] Baskent Univ, Dept Comp Sci & Stat, Fac Sci & Letters, TR-06490 Ankara, Turkey. [Col, Meltem] Ankara Univ, Dept Publ Hlth, Fac Med, TR-06100 Ankara, Turkey.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1942/8573
DOI: 10.1016/j.tripleo.2008.06.005
ISI #: 000260153400037
ISSN: 1079-2104
Category: A1
Type: Journal Contribution
Validation: ecoom, 2009
Appears in Collections: Research publications

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