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Prevalence of technical errors and periapical lesions in a sample of endodontically treated teeth: a CBCT analysis

Clinical Oral Investigations pp 1 –9 | AbstractObjectivesThe aims of this study are to identify the most frequent technical errors in endodontically treated teeth and to determine which root canals were most often associated with those errors, as well as to relate endodontic technical errors and the presence of coronal restorations with periapical status by means of cone-beam computed tomography images.MethodsSix hundred eighteen endodontically treated teeth (1146 root canals) were evaluated for the quality of their endodontic treatment and for the presence of coronal restorations and periapical lesions. Each root canal was classified according to dental groups, and the endodontic technical errors were recorded. Chi-square ’s test and descriptive analyses were performed.ResultsSix hundred eighty root canals (59.3%) had periapical lesions. Maxillary molars and anterior teeth showed higher prevalence of periapical lesions (p 
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