Edition V02N02 | Year 2012 | Editorial Original Article | Pages 59 to 63
Objective: The objective was to evaluate the quality of root reminiscent of endodontically treated teeth with intraradicular posts. Methods: This retrospective study assessed the records from every patient treated in the Integrated Clinic of the Dentistry School of Pernambuco University, from 2006 to 2007, which recorded the presence of an intraradicular post, totalizing 78 patients. Two professionals graduated in dentistry evaluated the intraradicular post and root reminiscent data. Results: For 99 of the evaluated teeth, the post length was lower than 2/3 of the root length in 86,87%, and the post diameter was inadequate in 31.31%, 20.20% and 11.11% in the coronal, middle and apical thirds, respectively. In 51.51% there was a void between the root canal filling and the intraradicular post, and the reminiscent of root canal filling was classified as satisfactory in most cases, mean 6.1 mm. Eight cases showed deviation in the root canal shaping for the post.
Conclusion: The endodontically treated teeth rehabilitated by intraradicular posts did not follow the recommended standards.