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Background: This study was conducted to evaluate the comparison of success rates of endodontic treatment and dental implants in treatment of periodontitis.
Material and methods: The study included overall 100 subjects with periodontitis. The subjects were divided into 2 groups based on severity of periodontitis. Both the groups consisted of 50 subjects each. The subjects in group 1 had mild to moderate periodontitis. The subjects in the other group had severe periodontitis and had poor prognosis. The subjects with severe periodontitis underwent extraction for the purpose of dental implant treatment. Statistical analysis was carried out using SPSS software.
Results: 3 subjects from group 1 showed continuous pain whereas infection, furcal perforation and crown fracture was evident in 2,1 and 1 subjects, respectively. 2 subjects from the second group showed peri-implantitis whereas implant mobility and nerve damage were seen in 1 subject each. The success rate of dental implants was higher (92%) as compared to RCT followed by crown placement (86%) for the treatment of periodontitis.
Conclusion: Dental implants showed higher success rate as compared to RCT followed by crown placement for the treatment of periodontitis.