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Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/31371

Title: Resolution of Maxillary Sinus Mucositis after Endodontic Treatment of Maxillary Teeth with Apical Periodontitis: A Cone-beam Computerized Tomography Pilot Study
Authors: Nurbakhsh, Babak
Advisor: Lam, Ernest W.
Department: Dentistry
Keywords: CBCT
maxillary sinus mucositis
endodontic treatment
Issue Date: 15-Dec-2011
Abstract: This study characterized maxillary sinus mucositis (SIMS) adjacent to teeth with apical periodontitis (AP), and assessed its resolution three months after endodontic treatment. 29 subjects who maxillary posterior teeth with AP were imaged with cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT). Resolution of SIMS was assessed with CBCT three months after treatment, and periapical healing was assessed using the PAI after six months. Four non-compliant subjects were discontinued and SIMS was identified in 14/25 subjects (56%). Three months post-treatment, SIMS was resolved fully in 3/10 subjects (30%), and partially in 3/10 subjects (30%). Six months post-treatment, 6/10 subjects (60%) were classified as healed or healing. CBCT revealed a lower-than-expected prevalence of SIMS adjacent to teeth with AP. In specific cases SIMS might linger beyond three months after the elimination of the endodontic infection. Due to the low statistical power, association between the resolution of SIMS and periapical healing could not be explored.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/31371
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