Journal: Drug Invention Today

Article Id: JPRS-P'Col-00005019
Title: Knowledge and awareness on post-endodontic restoration among dental practitioners – A questionnaire-based study
Category: Pharmacology
Section: Research Article
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    Background: Main objective of restoring post-endodontic treatment to maintain normal function, occlusion and stabilizes dental arch. Dentists are confronted with a continuously growing number of various materials for post-endodontic restoration and with an increasing occurrence of endodontically treated tooth (ETT) in need of treatment. However, the scientific literature provides numerous, primarily material-oriented, non-comparable, and possibly confusing studies. Hence, it is not surprising that the manner in which post-endodontic restorative care is performed does not fully reflect recommendations from the literature but is influenced by geographic location, age, and specialty status. These findings suggest that each dentist develops his/her own experience-based treatment concept. Aim: The aim of the study was to assess the awareness and knowledge on post-endodontic restorative materials among dental practitioners. Materials and Methods: A standard questionnaire- based survey containing ten multiple-choice questions about techniques and treatment methods, effect of dentin thickness, type of post, choice of luting cement, core material, the reason of failure of endodontic treatment was distributed to dental practitioners. A total of 100 questioners were distributed by hand to general practitioners. The collected data were statistically analyzed. Results: About 83% agreed rubber dam isolation is required during a post-endodontic restoration. Table 1 shows that the majority (48%) preferred composite to restore an ETT when more than 50% crown is remaining. About 85% of the responders agreed that ferrule effect does increase the fracture resistance of ETT. Prefabricated posts were commonly used (84%). About 92% believed that tooth with post and core should be crowned. When asked about the duration taken to insert post after obturation, 78% preferred to do it after a week, whereas 20% preferred to do it after 24 h after obturation. Based on the crown material used, 53% preferred all-ceramic crowns. Among prefabricated posts, 88% preferred fiber-reinforced composite posts. When asked about the design of prefabricated metal posts, 89% preferred tapered posts. Conclusion: From this present study, it can be concluded that most of the dental practitioners are more aware regarding the most frequent mode of failure, direct core build-up material, and that post strengthen the ETT and reduces fracture probability. A future study with a larger sample size is highly recommended to confirm the findings of this pilot survey, and also, various seminars, continuous dental education, or workshops should be conducted so as to increase their awareness of post-endodontic restoration.

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    Shabana Bowsiya, Dhanraj Ganapathy*

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

    *Corresponding author: Dhanraj Ganapathy, Department of Prosthodontics, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Saveetha University, 162, Poonamallee High Road, Chennai - 600 077, Tamil Nadu, India.

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    Author:

    Shabana Bowsiya, Dhanraj Ganapathy*

    Title:Knowledge and awareness on post-endodontic restoration among dental practitioners – A questionnaire-based study
    Journal:Drug Invention Today
    Vol(issue):14 (May)
    Year:2020
    Page No: (669-672)
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    Methodology:A questionnaire-based study
    Research Materials:Endodontically treated tooth

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Endodontically treated tooth Ferrule Obturation Post and core Restorative materials

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