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Apical periodontitis epidemiology: A population-based survey of students in Dakar, Senegal

Objective: The objective of the present study was to determine the apical periodontitis prevalence and associated factors among students of the Dentistry Department and the Faculty of Law. Methods: This was a cross-sectional descriptive epidemiological study during the academic year 2016–2017 (from December 2016 to May 2017). The study population consisted of students in the Law Faculty and the Dentistry Department of a university. The age of the subjects was between 20 and 42 years. Each student underwent a clinical examination and a cone beam computed tomography examination. Results: The present study showed that the apical periodontitis prevalence was 12%. The lower first molars were the most affected teeth (33.33%). A defective endodontic treatment was the most common cause of apical periodontitis (42.8%). Conclusion: The present study showed that defective endodontic treatment was the most common cause of apical periodontitis. Thus, the focus should be on the knowledge of this apical periodontitis to define appropriate strategies to improve its management with respect to prevention and treatment.


Auteur(s) : BANE K, NDIAYE D, SECK A, KABORE WAD, LEYE BENOIST F, TOURE B.
Année de publication : 2019
Revue : Turkish Endodontic Journal
N° de volume : 4(2)
Type : Article
Mise en ligne par : NDIAYE Diouma