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RUIZ CAMPANA, Elvia Elena et al. Root canal therapy epidemiological behavior at the Stomatological Clinic of Gibara, 2016-2017. ccm [online]. 2019, vol.23, n.1, pp.104-121. ISSN 1560-4381.


most of stomatological emergencies are due to pulpal and periapical pathologies. They are the most widespread disease in humans.


to characterize the epidemiological behavior of root octopus treatment in a stomatological clinic.


a cross-sectional study was carried out in 110 patients in the Teaching Stomatological Clinic of Gibara, Holguín, Cuba from September 2016 to March 2017, regarding: age groups, sex, affected tooth group, irrigating substances of the duct used, pulpar condition and number of sessions.


root octopus treatment was frequent in the 48 to 53 age groups with a 23.63%, with a predominance of females up to 61.82%. The most affected dental group was that of the incisors, with 53.64%. The most used irrigating substance was metronidazole with 47.27%, followed by sodium hypochlorite 39.09% and chlorhexidine 13.64%. Predominantly irreversible pulpitis with 75.46% on pulpal necrosis, represented by 24.54% and most of the treatments were performed in several sessions with 104 cases for 94.55%.


root octopus treatment was frequent in the groups of incisors, females, and ages from 48 to 53. The most used irrigating substance was metronidazole. Irreversible pulpitis predominated and the majority of treatments were performed in several sessions. Promotion and prevention are suggested as actions for adolescence groups, to preserve oral health.

Palabras clave : root canal therapy; irreversible pulpitis pulpal necrosis.

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