Journal Article

Secondary treatment for asymptomatic root-canal treated teeth: a cost-effectiveness analysis

Authors

  • Falk Schwendicke
  • Michael Stolpe
Publication Date

When faced with a clinically asymptomatic root-canal treated tooth with signs of radiographic failure (like under- or over-extended root-fillings or persisting peri-apical lesions), clinicians need to decide between endodontically re-treating the tooth before restoration or not re-treating it now, but possibly later on. The present study compared the cost-effectiveness of both strategies.

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JEL Classification
I1
DOI
10.1016/j.joen.2015.01.013

Key Words

  • Cost-effectiveness analysis
  • Dental care
  • Kosten-Effektivität-Analyse
  • Markov model
  • Medical decision making