|Baltic Dental and Maxillofacial Journal|
June, 2004, Vol. 6, No. 2
© 2004 Stomatologija
Stomatologija 2004; 6 (2): 59-62 253 KB
Retrospection - Analysis of Patients Treated by the Endodontist
Rasmute Maneliene, Irena Balciuniene
The aim of this retrospective investigation was to assess the medical status of the mouth of patients who presented themselves to an endodontist, taking into consideration: patient’s age, reason for coming to a dentist, diagnosed and treated apical periodontitis. Two years’ medical history of patients, who presented themselves to the endodontist, have been studied.
In 1995-1996 among 336 patients, who arrived at the endodontist, 36, 05 % came due to pain, 63,95 % of the patients attended the specialist after the directions of other specialist; more than 50 % off all treated patients from all patient groups had apical periodontitis and the first time having undergone the treatment.
Key words: apical periodontitis, orofacial pain, dental emergensies, endodontic treatment.
Received: 02 05 2004
Accepted for publishing: 20 05 2004
Rasmute Maneliene - D.D.S., PhD, assoc.prof., Institute of Stomatology, Faculty of Medicine, Vilnius University.
Irena Balciuniene - dr.hab.med., professor, director of Institute of Stomatology, Faculty of Medicine, Vilnius University.
Address correspondence to Dr. Rasmute Maneliene: Zalgirio 115, Vilnius 2042, Vilnius, Lithuania.