Long-Term Follow-Up of Cases Considered Healed One Year After Apical Microsurgery

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A previous report demonstrated 96.8% healing within 1 yr after apical surgery was performed with the surgical operating microscope and Super-EBA as the root-end filling material. The purpose of this paper is to report on the long-term follow-up of those cases that were considered healed at the short term. Clinical examinations were made and radiographs were evaluated 5 to 7 yr after the case had first been considered healed. Criteria for determining healed cases were the same as those used in the first report. Of the 59 roots evaluated, 54 (91.5%) remained healed, whereas 5 (8.5%) showed evidence of apical deterioration.

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