Apical root resorption of vital and endodontically treated teeth after orthodontic treatment: A radiographic evaluation

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Edition V03N03 | Year 2013 | Editorial Original Article | Pages 69 to 73

Tarso Esteves, Adilson Luiz Ramos, Mirian Marubayashi Hidalgo

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.

Root resorption, Orthodontic treatment, Endodontics, Apical root resorption,

Esteves T, Ramos AL, Hidalgo MM. Apical root resorption of vital and endodontically treated teeth after orthodontic treatment: A radiographic evaluation. Dental Press Endod. 2013 Sept-Dec;3(3):69-73.

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