Online ISSN: 2515-8260

Keywords : Endodontics


Knowledge, Attitude And Practices Towards Endodontic Management Of Radix Cases

Anubhav Chakrabarty; Lt. Col. Sonali Sharma; Maj. Sourabh Sharma; Maj. Sumit Sharma; Maj SGP Sudhir Kumar

European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2021, Volume 8, Issue 1, Pages 1052-1058

Background: The main objective of root canal treatment is the thorough mechanical and chemical cleaning and shaping of the root canals. The present study was conducted to assess the knowledge, attitude and practices towards endodontic management of Radix cases amongst clinicians of varied experience including general dentists, specialists and Endodontists.
Materials & Methods: The present study was conducted on 267 participants of both genders. A well - formulated questionnaire of 13 questions was handed to all participants. They were divided into 4 groups. Group I were undergraduate students, group II were postgraduate students, group III were experienced Endodontists and group IV were other specialists.
Results: More than 15 years experience was seen in 29%, maximum RCTs done were 41-50 by 22%, no of Radix till date were >30 by 37%, Radix Ento molaris is more common by 80%, 1st molar is associated with Radix in 96%, 76% not maintaining data base, 55.8% feel that accurate diagnosis is management of Radix, 75% feel multiple RVG is pre- operative management, 19% feel CBCT is necessary. The difference was significant (P< 0.05).
Conclusion: The initial diagnosis is of utmost importance, to facilitate the endodontic procedure and to avoid treatment failures. There is a need to improve knowledge and awareness in the management of Radix cases.

Incidence of C-Shaped Root Canals in Mandibular Second Molars in North Indian Population: An in-vivo study

Rajan Dhawan; Kartik Sharma; Surya Dahiya; Navneet Kukreja; Varun Khanna; Kirti Makan

European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2021, Volume 8, Issue 2, Pages 2029-2039

Aim: The aim of the study was to investigate the incidence and configuration of C-shaped root canals in mandibular second molars in North Indian population using clinical and radiographic method and to compare the relative efficacies of these two methods. Methods and Material: 500 patients with mandibular second molar teeth scheduled for root canal treatment over a period of 1.5 years were examined during 2018-2019. C-shaped root
canals were determined by clinical examination using modified Melton's criteria and by radiographic method using Fan’s criteria.
Results: Incidence of C-shaped root canals was found to be 6.80% using clinical method and 5.20% using radiographic method. Females had greater (9.4%) predilection than males (4.69%) clinically. There were only 19 teeth in which presence of C-shaped root canal were confirmed both clinically and radiographically

COMPARISON OF WORKING LENGTH DETERMINATION USING TWO ELECTRONIC APEX LOCATORS- AN IN VIVO STUDY

Deepika Yadav; Avdesh Sharma; Paroma Sinha; Apurva Pawar; Shafia .

European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2020, Volume 7, Issue 11, Pages 8135-8145

Background and Aim: Traditional methods for establishing working length include the use of radiography which is technique sensitive in both their exposure and interpretation. Electronic apex locators are well known for accurate determination of working length. This study was aimed to compare the working length using two different electronic apex locaters and to compare the electronic apex locator method with radiographic method. Materials & Methods: Authors studied fifty single rooted teeth of patients of ages 15-30 years. The root canals were further instrumented to size 20 K file. Two apex locators Root ZX II and ProPex II with identical frequencies were used. The position of the major foramen in relation to the anatomic apex and the presence of apical resorption were evaluated for each tooth by surgical microscope at 15X. Measurement was read to the nearest 0.5mm and the actual working length was established by subtracting 0.5mm from the true canal length. The distances measured between the two Electronic Apex Locator groups were compared. Statistical Analysis and Results: Data was sent for statistical analysis using statistical software Statistical Package for the Social Sciences. 50 measurements for each Electronic Apex Locators were obtained. The mean distance between the file tip and the minor diameter was +0.0060 mm (±0.49 mm) for the Root ZX II. The mean distance was +0.0170 mm (± 0.55 mm) for the ProPex II.

ASSESSMENT OF KNOWLEDGE, ATTITUDE, PRACTICE BASED SURVEY ON DIGITAL DENTISTRY AMONG DENTAL PRACTITIONERS

Shree RanjanPandey; Sowmya K2,Pradeep. S; Pradeep. S

European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2020, Volume 7, Issue 1, Pages 2055-2067

The aim of the present survey is to assess the knowledge, attitude and practice regarding the use of digital dentistry in endodontics among practitioners. Questionnaire based survey comprising 15 questions divided into knowledge based, attitude based and practice based questions. The questionnaire was circulated via electronic media through mails. 218 responses were received from the respondents. On analyzing the responses to the questionnaire, it was found that the most of the practitioners were looking forward towards use of digital dentistry based procedures.Highly significant values were obtained when statistical analysis was done about the question pertaining to this trend for better clinical outcome with [p Value = 0.001],Other relevant facts being,Titanium Oxide powder is used with CEREC System with [p Value = 0.038],which was statistically significant.Within the limitations of the study, it shows that the knowledge with respect to digital dentistry based procedures is moderate compared to attitude and practice among respondents.The survey revealed that most of the participants were looking forward to enhance their knowledge and skills in the field of CAD-CAM