Technical quality of root canal treatment in Taiwan

L. H. Chueh, S. C. Chen, C. M. Lee, Y. Y. Hsu, S. F. Pai, M. L. Kuo, C. S. Chen, B. R. Duh, S. F. Yang, Y. L. Tung, C. K. Hsiao

研究成果: 雜誌貢獻文章

40 引文 (Scopus)

摘要

Aim: To evaluate the current technical quality of root canal treatment (RCT) in Taiwan. Methodology: A total of 1085 RCT cases, randomly selected from a large sample and representative of the Taiwanese population from April to September 2000, were evaluated by eight endodontic specialists. The qualitative evaluation of RCT cases was based on two variables: length of the root filling and density of the obturation. A root canal with both adequate filling length (the apical termination of the root filling within 2 mm of the radiographic apex) and complete obturation (no lateral or apical canal lumen visible in the apical one-third of the root canal) was defined as having good-quality endodontic work (GQEW). A tooth was defined as having a GOEW when all its canals were categorized as GQEW. Results: From a total of 1867 root canals, overfilling occurred in 235 (12.6%), adequate filling length in 1152 (61.7%), underfilling in 466 (25.0%) and no filling in 12 (0.6%). Of the 1867 root canals, 710 (38.0%) demonstrated complete obturation and 1157 (62%) demonstrated incomplete obturation. GQEW was found in 650 (34.8%) root canals and 329 (30.3%) teeth. The percentage of teeth with GQEW in hospital cases (38.1%) was significantly greater (P <0.001) than that in private clinic cases (24.3%). In addition, the frequency of teeth with GQEW in the anterior teeth (40.4%) or in the premolars (33%) was significantly greater (P <0.001) than that in the molars (18.4%). Conclusions: Approximately 70% of the teeth receiving RCT in Taiwan were either of inadequate filling length or sealing density.
原文英語
頁(從 - 到)416-422
頁數7
期刊International Endodontic Journal
36
發行號6
DOIs
出版狀態已發佈 - 六月 1 2003
對外發佈Yes

指紋

Dental Pulp Cavity
Taiwan
Endodontics
Tooth
Tooth Root
Bicuspid

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dentistry(all)

引用此文

Chueh, L. H., Chen, S. C., Lee, C. M., Hsu, Y. Y., Pai, S. F., Kuo, M. L., ... Hsiao, C. K. (2003). Technical quality of root canal treatment in Taiwan. International Endodontic Journal, 36(6), 416-422. https://doi.org/10.1046/j.1365-2591.2003.00672.x

Technical quality of root canal treatment in Taiwan. / Chueh, L. H.; Chen, S. C.; Lee, C. M.; Hsu, Y. Y.; Pai, S. F.; Kuo, M. L.; Chen, C. S.; Duh, B. R.; Yang, S. F.; Tung, Y. L.; Hsiao, C. K.

於: International Endodontic Journal, 卷 36, 編號 6, 01.06.2003, p. 416-422.

研究成果: 雜誌貢獻文章

Chueh, LH, Chen, SC, Lee, CM, Hsu, YY, Pai, SF, Kuo, ML, Chen, CS, Duh, BR, Yang, SF, Tung, YL & Hsiao, CK 2003, 'Technical quality of root canal treatment in Taiwan', International Endodontic Journal, 卷 36, 編號 6, 頁 416-422. https://doi.org/10.1046/j.1365-2591.2003.00672.x
Chueh, L. H. ; Chen, S. C. ; Lee, C. M. ; Hsu, Y. Y. ; Pai, S. F. ; Kuo, M. L. ; Chen, C. S. ; Duh, B. R. ; Yang, S. F. ; Tung, Y. L. ; Hsiao, C. K. / Technical quality of root canal treatment in Taiwan. 於: International Endodontic Journal. 2003 ; 卷 36, 編號 6. 頁 416-422.
@article{3bda6bbcb7054ed8878ae97952765271,
title = "Technical quality of root canal treatment in Taiwan",
abstract = "Aim: To evaluate the current technical quality of root canal treatment (RCT) in Taiwan. Methodology: A total of 1085 RCT cases, randomly selected from a large sample and representative of the Taiwanese population from April to September 2000, were evaluated by eight endodontic specialists. The qualitative evaluation of RCT cases was based on two variables: length of the root filling and density of the obturation. A root canal with both adequate filling length (the apical termination of the root filling within 2 mm of the radiographic apex) and complete obturation (no lateral or apical canal lumen visible in the apical one-third of the root canal) was defined as having good-quality endodontic work (GQEW). A tooth was defined as having a GOEW when all its canals were categorized as GQEW. Results: From a total of 1867 root canals, overfilling occurred in 235 (12.6{\%}), adequate filling length in 1152 (61.7{\%}), underfilling in 466 (25.0{\%}) and no filling in 12 (0.6{\%}). Of the 1867 root canals, 710 (38.0{\%}) demonstrated complete obturation and 1157 (62{\%}) demonstrated incomplete obturation. GQEW was found in 650 (34.8{\%}) root canals and 329 (30.3{\%}) teeth. The percentage of teeth with GQEW in hospital cases (38.1{\%}) was significantly greater (P <0.001) than that in private clinic cases (24.3{\%}). In addition, the frequency of teeth with GQEW in the anterior teeth (40.4{\%}) or in the premolars (33{\%}) was significantly greater (P <0.001) than that in the molars (18.4{\%}). Conclusions: Approximately 70{\%} of the teeth receiving RCT in Taiwan were either of inadequate filling length or sealing density.",
keywords = "Root canal treatment, Taiwan, Technical quality",
author = "Chueh, {L. H.} and Chen, {S. C.} and Lee, {C. M.} and Hsu, {Y. Y.} and Pai, {S. F.} and Kuo, {M. L.} and Chen, {C. S.} and Duh, {B. R.} and Yang, {S. F.} and Tung, {Y. L.} and Hsiao, {C. K.}",
year = "2003",
month = "6",
day = "1",
doi = "10.1046/j.1365-2591.2003.00672.x",
language = "English",
volume = "36",
pages = "416--422",
journal = "International Endodontic Journal",
issn = "0143-2885",
publisher = "Wiley-Blackwell",
number = "6",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Technical quality of root canal treatment in Taiwan

AU - Chueh, L. H.

AU - Chen, S. C.

AU - Lee, C. M.

AU - Hsu, Y. Y.

AU - Pai, S. F.

AU - Kuo, M. L.

AU - Chen, C. S.

AU - Duh, B. R.

AU - Yang, S. F.

AU - Tung, Y. L.

AU - Hsiao, C. K.

PY - 2003/6/1

Y1 - 2003/6/1

N2 - Aim: To evaluate the current technical quality of root canal treatment (RCT) in Taiwan. Methodology: A total of 1085 RCT cases, randomly selected from a large sample and representative of the Taiwanese population from April to September 2000, were evaluated by eight endodontic specialists. The qualitative evaluation of RCT cases was based on two variables: length of the root filling and density of the obturation. A root canal with both adequate filling length (the apical termination of the root filling within 2 mm of the radiographic apex) and complete obturation (no lateral or apical canal lumen visible in the apical one-third of the root canal) was defined as having good-quality endodontic work (GQEW). A tooth was defined as having a GOEW when all its canals were categorized as GQEW. Results: From a total of 1867 root canals, overfilling occurred in 235 (12.6%), adequate filling length in 1152 (61.7%), underfilling in 466 (25.0%) and no filling in 12 (0.6%). Of the 1867 root canals, 710 (38.0%) demonstrated complete obturation and 1157 (62%) demonstrated incomplete obturation. GQEW was found in 650 (34.8%) root canals and 329 (30.3%) teeth. The percentage of teeth with GQEW in hospital cases (38.1%) was significantly greater (P <0.001) than that in private clinic cases (24.3%). In addition, the frequency of teeth with GQEW in the anterior teeth (40.4%) or in the premolars (33%) was significantly greater (P <0.001) than that in the molars (18.4%). Conclusions: Approximately 70% of the teeth receiving RCT in Taiwan were either of inadequate filling length or sealing density.

AB - Aim: To evaluate the current technical quality of root canal treatment (RCT) in Taiwan. Methodology: A total of 1085 RCT cases, randomly selected from a large sample and representative of the Taiwanese population from April to September 2000, were evaluated by eight endodontic specialists. The qualitative evaluation of RCT cases was based on two variables: length of the root filling and density of the obturation. A root canal with both adequate filling length (the apical termination of the root filling within 2 mm of the radiographic apex) and complete obturation (no lateral or apical canal lumen visible in the apical one-third of the root canal) was defined as having good-quality endodontic work (GQEW). A tooth was defined as having a GOEW when all its canals were categorized as GQEW. Results: From a total of 1867 root canals, overfilling occurred in 235 (12.6%), adequate filling length in 1152 (61.7%), underfilling in 466 (25.0%) and no filling in 12 (0.6%). Of the 1867 root canals, 710 (38.0%) demonstrated complete obturation and 1157 (62%) demonstrated incomplete obturation. GQEW was found in 650 (34.8%) root canals and 329 (30.3%) teeth. The percentage of teeth with GQEW in hospital cases (38.1%) was significantly greater (P <0.001) than that in private clinic cases (24.3%). In addition, the frequency of teeth with GQEW in the anterior teeth (40.4%) or in the premolars (33%) was significantly greater (P <0.001) than that in the molars (18.4%). Conclusions: Approximately 70% of the teeth receiving RCT in Taiwan were either of inadequate filling length or sealing density.

KW - Root canal treatment

KW - Taiwan

KW - Technical quality

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=0141783758&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=0141783758&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1046/j.1365-2591.2003.00672.x

DO - 10.1046/j.1365-2591.2003.00672.x

M3 - Article

C2 - 12801289

AN - SCOPUS:0141783758

VL - 36

SP - 416

EP - 422

JO - International Endodontic Journal

JF - International Endodontic Journal

SN - 0143-2885

IS - 6

ER -