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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