SP-21 Clinical and Radiographic Correlation of Pulpal Changes in Patients with Periodontal Disease

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The pulp and periodontium are intimately related and their inter-relationship has been subject to controversy for many years. Research has shown that periodontal diseases may lead to changes in the pulp, however, when both apparatus are affected, periodontal and endodontic therapy is indicated because the disease of one may influence and alter the physiological condition of the other. Some publications have suggested that periodontal disease is more deleterious to the pulp than both caries and restorations combined. Others publications have shown negligible effect. This presentation is directed to discuss these difference and analyze these changes.

At the conclusion, participants should be able to:

  • Describe different pulp changes associated with periodontal disease.
  • List pulp changes related with periodontal disease treatment.
  • Discuss the clinical implications of these pulpal changes during the endodontic therapy.


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Lourdes M. Amador, D.D.S., M.S.

DDS degree from Universidad Aut├│noma de Santo Domingo, Rep├║blica Dominicana. Specialty Diploma in Endodontics from Colegio Odontologico Colombiano and Master in Education from Pontificia Universidad Javeriana in Colombia. She works in private practice and has been professor of the division of Endodontics since 2002. She has been an invited Professor at numerous universities and Endodontics Association in diferent countries.

Lourdes M. Amador, DDS

I declare that I have no proprietary, financial, or other personal interest of any nature or kind in any product, service, course, and/or company, or in any firm beneficially associated therewith, that will be discussed or considered during the proposed presentation.