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Year : 2022  |  Volume : 10  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 88-90

Evaluation of the perception of single-visit root canal treatment and the reasons for taking the decision among the dental practitioners

Department of Conservative Dentistry, Sri Sankara Dental College, Varkala, Kerala, India

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Rahul Sasidharan
Sri Sankara Dental College, Sun Temple Square Villa, Anchumukku Temple Road, Muttada, Thiruvananthapuram 695004, Kerala
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/INJO.INJO_26_22

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Introduction: Even though the idea and technology behind doing root canal treatment (RCT) in a single appointment is not new, the majority of the currently approved methods focus on multivisit systems. A tooth’s root canals can be instrumented, cleaned, and sealed all in a single appointment with one-visit root canal therapy. The length of time a patient must visit an endodontist in order to finish a root canal procedure is a hotly contested topic in the field of endodontics. When it comes to this topic, people have a lot of diverse points of view. Objective: The purpose of this research was to learn how and why dentists decide to do root canals in a single appointment. Materials and Methods: After reaching out to all 200 dentists on file at the practice, we were able to secure the participation of 150 dentists, who were then sent a questionnaire to fill out in their own time. Economic and social factors, current therapeutic cycles, rationales, and proactive dispositions were also taken into account. Results: Majority of pulp vitality was cited as the primary reason for opting for the one-visit RCT by 65% of dentists, with patient preference accounting for 25%, patent and normal roots accounting for 5%, a non-vital tooth with a sinus for 3%, and other reasons accounting for 2%. When pulp vitality is not at risk, more dentists opt for a single-visit root canal procedure.

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