Revista Cubana de Estomatología
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FERRO BENITEZ, Pedro Pablo et al. Non-surgical treatment of periapical lesions. Rev Cubana Estomatol [online]. 2005, vol.42, n.2, pp. 0-0. ISSN 1561-297X.
The treatment of teeth with chronic periapical lesions has been studied by different authors in the endodontics field. Based on the results attained in different experimental works, we proposed ourselves to make the present research taking 30 human teeth that at the time of applying the pulpar radicular treatment presented periapical lesions with variable diameters over 5 mm. Two groups were taken into account: in one of them, the radicular ducts were temporarily filled up with calcium hydroxide paste and distilled water, whereas in the other one these ducts were filled up with calcium hydroxide paste, distilled water and camphorated paramonochlorophenol. The decrease of the periapical lesions was evaluated in both groups 3 and 6 months after the beginning of the treatment. No statistically significant differences were observed. The same occurred in the evaluation of the periapical osteal repair 9 months after initiating the treatment. The results were satisfactory with both techniques. The active participation of calcium hydroxide in the repair of periapical lesions independently of its association with camphorated paramonochlorophenol was proved.
Palabras llave : Calcium hydroxide; pulpar radicular treatment; periapical lesions; camphorated paramonochlorophenol (CPMC)..