Review Article
Volume 19 Issue 2 - 2020
Endo-Perio Decision Making
Mohamed Hany Ahmad Abd Elghany1*, Fadi Salem H Alzahrani2, Saeed Ahmed Al-zharani2, Muhannad Mohammed M Alsahli2, Abdullah Sitr E Aljuaid2 and Mohammed Mana Almutairy2
1Cairo University, Saudi Arabia
2Ministry of Health, Saudi Arabia
*Corresponding Author: Mohamed Hany Ahmad Abd Elghany, Cairo University, Saudi Arabia.
Received: January 04, 2020; Published: January 21, 2020


Introduction: In clinical practice, an often-encountered enigma is that of the endo-perio lesion. A source of confusion and dilemma to the dentist. As proper treatment protocol is a necessity for such a commonly encountered problem, also an in-depth knowledge is required in this subject. The approach to the treatment varies according to the etiology and the complexity in each case encountered. The resolution of the lesion also depends on the accurate diagnosis and the correct treatment methodology. There may be multiple treatments required, as in endodontic, periodontic, restorative or also the combination of the same. In this review article, a thoroughly scientific and evidence-based approach will be discussed with regards to the decision making in the challenging case of endo-perio lesions.

Aim of Work: A clear picture and analysis into the etiology and treatment approaches of endo-perio lesions to help the clinician in easy diagnosis and hence correct treatment.

Methodology: This review is using a comprehensive search of PUBMED from 1964 to 2004.

Conclusion: In challenging cases like that of endo-perio lesions, it is necessary that a multidisciplinary approach is undertaken. First and foremost, the etiology of the endo-perio lesion has to be identified which requires accurate diagnostic ability and skill. The treatment varies according to the major cause of the endo-perio lesion. The resolution depends on the complexity of the case if the endodontic cause is the major cause, and efficient root canal treatment helps the prognosis, with periodontic pathology, and even after treatment, the resolution is good with some amount of non-recoverable damage. In the worst-case scenario, extraction remains the only choice. Hence to conclude, it requires substantial knowledge and diagnostic ability followed by correct treatment protocols to treat endo-perio lesions.

Keywords: Multidisciplinary; Etiology; Resolution


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Citation: Mohamed Hany Ahmad Abd Elghany., et al. “Endo-Perio Decision Making". EC Dental Science 19.2 (2020): 01-04.

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