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Table 1 Outcome criteria for the clinical and radiographic assessment of restorations and teeth

From: The Hall Technique; a randomized controlled clinical trial of a novel method of managing carious primary molars in general dental practice: acceptability of the technique and outcomes at 23 months

  Control restoration Hall PMCs
Successful restoration appears satisfactory, no intervention required no clinical signs or symptoms of pulpal pathology no pathology visible on radiographs tooth exfoliated restoration appears satisfactory, no intervention required no clinical signs or symptoms of pulpal pathology no pathology visible on radiographs tooth exfoliated
'Minor' failure secondary caries, or new caries clinically or radiographically restoration fracture or wear requiring intervention restoration loss; tooth restorable reversible pulpitis treated without requiring pulpotomy or extraction crown perforation new caries (around margins) restoration loss; tooth restorable reversible pulpitis treated without requiring pulpotomy or extraction
'Major' failure irreversible pulpitis or dental abscess requiring pulpotomy or extraction inter-radicular radiolucency restoration loss; tooth unrestorable internal root resorption irreversible pulpitis or dental abscess requiring pulpotomy or extraction inter-radicular radiolucency restoration loss; tooth unrestorable internal root resorption