Apical Periodontitis in Root-Filled Teeth

Endodontic Retreatment and Alternative Approaches

  • Thomas Kvist

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Thomas Kvist
    Pages 1-6
  3. Fredrik Frisk
    Pages 7-19
  4. Fredrik Frisk, Thomas Kvist
    Pages 33-42
  5. Thomas Kvist, Peter Jonasson
    Pages 43-54
  6. Thomas Kvist
    Pages 55-71
  7. Peter Jonasson, Magnús Friðjón Ragnarsson
    Pages 73-88
  8. Charlotte Ulin
    Pages 89-102
  9. Thomas Kvist
    Pages 103-116
  10. Pernilla Holmberg
    Pages 117-132
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 133-136

About this book


This book is a comprehensive guide to apical periodontitis in root-filled teeth that covers not only all aspects of diagnosis and management but also epidemiology, etiology, consequences, clinical decision-making, and prognosis. There is a particular focus on the available surgical and nonsurgical methods of retreatment designed to restore healthy periapical conditions.  Alternatives to retreatment are also explored, including a conservative approach involving monitoring of the diseased tooth without intervention and the option of extraction and replacement with an implant or a fixed prosthesis.

The goal of root canal treatment is to save the natural tooth even when tissue breakdown has resulted in pathological conditions of the pulp and periradicular tissue. However, population studies reveal that complete healing is often absent in root-filled teeth, and apical periodontitis is frequently observed in conjunction with root fillings of poor technical quality. Under these

circumstances, questions arise as to how the apical periodontitis is impacting on the patient and how the condition should be tackled. Readers will find this well-illustrated book to be of great value in directing clinical practice.


Endodontic Complications Endodontic Decision Making Endodontic Prognosis Endodontic Surgery Non-surgical Endodontic Treatment Root Canal Treatment

Editors and affiliations

  • Thomas Kvist
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of EndodontologyUniversity of Gothenburg The Sahlgrenska AcademyGothenburgSweden

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-57248-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-57250-5
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