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Similar treatment outcomes when performing endodontic therapy on permanent teeth in a single visit or multiple visits

Y. Jo Wong, MS, DDS, MAGD .


Systematic Review Conclusion

Single- and multiple-visit endodontic treatments produce similar outcomes in terms of effectiveness and complications, except that patients undergoing single-visit endodontic treatments are more likely to take pain medication than those who undergo multiple visits.

Critical Summary Assessment

The results of this adequately conducted systematic review show low to moderate–quality evidence to support its conclusions.

Evidence Quality Rating

Limited Evidence

This summary is published in the Journal of the American Dental Association and can be accessed at:

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These summaries are not intended to, and do not, express, imply, or summarize standards of care, but rather provide a concise reference for dentists to aid in understanding and applying evidence from the referenced systematic review in making clinically sound decisions as guided by their clinical judgment and by patient needs. American Dental Association © 2019