Journal: Drug Invention Today

Article Id: JPRS-P col-00003601
Title: Knowledge and attitude of general dentists and dentists of other specialties toward endodontic treatment of primary teeth
Category: Pharmaceutics
Section: Research Article
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    Background: Pediatric dentists play an important role in treating primary teeth and oral health care needs for children. Pulp therapy is widely used in the treatment of primary teeth. The choice of endodontic treatment modality changes among general dentist and PD. Factors such as instrumentation technique, obturating materials, irrigants, root canal morphology, root resorption, and follow-up period also play an important role in deciding whether the endodontic treatment is successful or not. Aim: The aim of the study was to evaluate the knowledge and attitude of general dentists and dentists of other specialties toward endodontic treatment of primary teeth. Materials and Methods: A sample of 50 dental practitioners were selected for this study. The survey questions focused on knowledge, attitude about endodontic treatment in primary teeth. The obtained data were tabulated. Results were statistically analyzed and calculated. Results: Nearly 78% of the practitioners prefer to do endodontic treatment in children. 66% tell that children do not cooperate for the treatment. 74% of the practitioners answered that behavior management is the common reason for rejecting endodontic treatment in primary teeth. 78% of dental practitioners prefer to give infiltration local anesthesia (L.A) technique before pulpectomy indicated for mandibular molars. Around 40% of dental practitioners told that they check working length using pre-operative working length radiograph. In 62% of dental practitioners used hand files as armamentarium for endodontic treatment for primary teeth. Zinc oxide eugenol cement is used by 66% of practitioners as obturating material for endodontic treatment of primary teeth. Composite is the most preferred coronal restoration done by 36% of practitioners. Conclusion: Practitioners differ in their treatment options such as giving L.A technique, obturating technique, filling material, and coronal restoration. Thus, this study emphasizes the need for frequent update about endodontic procedures in pediatric patients among dental practitioners for successful dental practice.

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    P.S. Karthikeson1 , R. Vignesh2 *

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    1 Department of Pedodontics, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Saveetha University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India,

    2 Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Saveetha University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

    *Corresponding author: Dr. R. Vignesh, Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Saveetha University, Chennai - 600 077, Tamil Nadu, India.

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    Author:

    P.S. Karthikeson1 , R. Vignesh2 *

    Title:Knowledge and attitude of general dentists and dentists of other specialties toward endodontic treatment of primary teeth
    Journal:Drug Invention Today
    Vol(issue):11 (June )
    Year:2019
    Page No: (1372-1377)
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    Methodology:Endodontic treatment, Knowledge, Pediatric, Primary teeth, survey
    Research Materials:50 dental practitioners

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Endodontic treatment Knowledge Pediatric Primary teeth

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