Diagnosis of vertical root fractures in endodontically treated teeth based on clinical and radiographic indices: A systematic review

Igor Tsesis, Eyal Rosen, Aviad Tamse, Silvio Taschieri, Anda Kfir

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Abstract

Introduction: The diagnosis of vertical root fracture (VRF) is at times complicated for lack of specific signs, symptoms, and/or radiographic features. The purpose of this study was to systematically search and evaluate the literature regarding the diagnostic accuracy of clinical signs and symptoms and radiographic indices for the diagnosis of VRF in endodontically treated teeth by means of a systematic review. Methods: An exhaustive literature search combined with strict inclusion and exclusion criteria was undertaken to identify clinical studies that assessed the diagnosis of VRF. Results: There is no substantial evidence regarding the accuracy of the clinical and radiographic indices for the diagnosis of VRF in endodontically treated teeth. Conclusions: Evidence-based data concerning the diagnostic accuracy and clinical effectiveness of clinical and radiographic dental evaluation for the diagnosis of VRF in endodontically treated teeth are lacking. The need for evidence-based research efforts to elucidate the currently unknown situation is of utmost significance.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1455-1458
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Endodontics
Volume36
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2010

Keywords

  • Diagnosis
  • systematic review
  • vertical root fracture

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dentistry(all)

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