Edition V03N03 | Year 2013 | Editorial Original Article | Pages 69 to 73
Introduction: Root resorption, generally expressed in a round apical shape, is one of the most common findings in the orthodontic clinic.
Objective: To radiographically evaluate whether vital and endodontically treated teeth present similar severity of apical root resorption in response to orthodontic treatment.
Methods: This study was conducted with twenty-eight patients who had one upper central incisor endodontically treated (experimental group) and its vital counterpart untreated (control group) before orthodontic movement. Measurements were made by means of periapical radiographs taken before and after orthodontic treatment.
Results: There were no statistically significant differences (P > 0.05) in apical root resorption levels between endodontically treated and vital teeth.
Conclusion: Endodontic treatment does not interfere in apical root resorption after orthodontic treatment.