Radiographic study on relation of the periapical status and frequency of endodontic treatment of teeth with and without apical periodontitis in an Iraqi population .
Keywords:Keywords: Apical periodontitis , endodontic , teeth ,panoramic .
Aim: The point of the study was to assess the prevalence of apical periodontitis and
frequency of endodontic treatment in an Iraqi population.
Materials and methods: Panoramic radiographs of 300 Iraqi subjects 18-60 years
old. The periapical status of all teeth (with the exception of third molars) was
examined using periapical index scoring system (PAI). Information were
investigated statistically using the Chi-squared test at the significance level of
Results: Out of 5822 examined teeth belonging to 300 patients 156 had one or more
teeth with apical periodontitis (PAI 3-5) and 253 individuals had one or more
endodontically treated teeth.
Conclusions: The discoveries of the exhibit examination come into concurred upon
with different investigations which accentuate that a worldwide improvement in
the quality of root canal treatment in general dental practice is required to promote