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ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year : 2022  |  Volume : 10  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 27-30

Evaluative and perspective analysis among patients to endodontic treatment


1 Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Vananchal Dental College and Hospital, Garhwa, Jharkhand, India
2 Department of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopaedics, Vananchal Dental College and Hospital, Garhwa, Jharkhand, India
3 Department of Dentistry, SMBCH Hazaribagh Medical College, Hazaribagh, Jharkhand, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Dhananjay Rathod
Department of Dentistry, SMBCH Hazaribagh Medical College, Hazaribagh, Jharkhand
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/INJO.INJO_1_22

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Background: Root canal treatment (RCT) is one of the most apprehensive procedures in dentistry. Various factors are responsible for the treatment choice of a patient. The present study was conducted with the aim to explore knowledge and attitude toward endodontic treatment among patients visiting to a private dental college. Materials and Methods: A cross-sectional, questionnaire, exploratory study with random sampling was used. Informed consent was taken from the patient included in the survey. The interview was conducted in 2 months. 235 patients were included in the survey. Results: The majority of study participants [128 (58%)] thought RCT to be filling of teeth, which includes 92 (68%) of study participants who did not undergo RCT. Among all study participants, 76 (56%) of patients who had not undergone RCT thought that RCT is painful, whereas 71 (71%) of study participants who had undergone RCT thought that RCT is not painful. Conclusion: From above, it is concluded that better knowledge, positive attitude, and good practice regarding endodontic treatment were present among study subjects who had a history of endodontic treatment.


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