The Association between Choice of Diagnostic Imaging Modality and Long-term Treatment Outcomes for Patients Undergoing Nonsurgical Root Canal Treatment on Maxillary First Molars

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Description: Radiography has played a fundamental role in the advancement of nonsurgical root canal therapy (NSRCT), allowing for more accurate diagnosis and treatment. Typically, providers choose to perform NSRCT using periapical (PA) radiographs alone or, often in more difficult cases, in conjunction with cone-beam computed tomographic (CBCT) imaging. This study aimed to evaluate the outcomes of NSRCT based on imaging modality selection for the initial treatment of maxillary first molars.

  • To describe the association between image modality selection, case complexity, and the associated risk of posttreatment endodontic disease.
  • To list factors that may influence the outcome of non-surgical root canal treatment (NSRCT) on maxillary first molars.
  • To assess the use of two imaging modalities (CBCT and PA radiographs) in the initial, non-surgical, treatment of maxillary first molars. 


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Devon M. Ptak, DMD, MPH,*

Matthew D. Finkelman, PhD

Robert B. Amato, DMD