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PERIO - Periodontal Practice Today
PERIO - Periodontal Practice Today 4 (2007), No. 1     9. Mar. 2007
PERIO - Periodontal Practice Today 4 (2007), No. 1  (09.03.2007)

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The chicken or the egg? Periodontal-endodontic lesions
Schacher, Beate / Haueisen, Helge / Ratka-Krüger, Petra
Because of the shared root and anatomically predetermined connection paths between the periodontium and the endodontium, a bacterial infection originating in one of these tissues may transfer to the other. The long-term prognosis after treatment of perio-endo lesions is determined by correct primary diagnosis and careful endodontic treatment, followed by periodontal treatment if necessary.

Keywords: endodontal lesion, periodontitis, perio-endo lesion, therapy concept