Online ISSN: 2515-8260

Keywords : Pulp stones


Assessment Of Knowledge, Attitude And Practice Based Survey On The Incidence Of Pulp Stones In Maxillary Molars Among Endodontists And General Practitioners - A Questionnaire Based Survey

AarthiMuthukumar .; Dr. AdimulapuHima Sandeep

European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2020, Volume 7, Issue 1, Pages 2997-3015

AimThe aim is to assess the knowledge, attitude and practice on the incidence of pulp stones in maxillary molars among endodontists and general practitioners.IntroductionPulp stones are discrete calcified masses found in the dental pulp tissue or embedded into dentin. Based on their radiographic features, they can be classified into true and false which are located more often in the coronal region of the tooth. True pulp stones are made up of dentine and lined by odontoblasts, whereas the false pulp stones are formed from degenerating cells of the pulp that get mineralized. Materials and MethodsThe sample size is 102 people and a random sampling method is used to minimise bias. Internal validity was a pre tested questionnaire and external experiment and cross verification with existing studies was performed. Data analysis was done in SPSS and Statistical test used is chi square test and dependent variables are demographic data such as gender and experience and independent variables are pulp stones incidence and knowledge.ResultsFrom this survey it was found that 70% were aware about the types of pulp stone, 62% were able to diagnose pulp stones radiographically and 60% encountered pulp stones rarely in maxillary molars.Conclusion
Within the limitations of the study , the prevailing knowledge in regard to the prevalence of pulp stones among endodontists was high when compared to the general practitioners. More awareness can be created among general practitioners about pulp stones. Furthermore, the existing Attitude and practice among respondents was high among endodontists and general practitioners when compared to knowledge.

Assessment Of Knowledge, Attitude And Practice Based Survey On The Incidence Of Pulp Stones In Mandibular Molars Among Postgraduates And Undergraduates - A Questionnaire Based Survey

ShaliniSathiyamoorthy .; AdimulapuHima Sandeep; Ravindra Kumar Jain

European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2020, Volume 7, Issue 1, Pages 3039-3052

Aim: The aim of this knowledge, attitude, practice (KAP) survey was to study the level of awareness among postgraduates and undergraduates, the current status of KAP survey is towards the incidence of pulp stones in mandibular molars.
Introduction: Pulp stones are foci of calcification in the pulp of the tooth. Calcification can occur in the dental pulp as discrete calcified stones or in a diffuse form that can occur freely in the pulp tissue or attached to or embedded into dentin. Depending on their microscopic structures, pulp stones have been classified into true or false form.
Materials and Method: This survey is a cross - sectional questionnaire based study, which was conducted in Saveetha Dental College among postgraduates and undergraduates. Ethical approval was given by the Institutional ethical committee. Predesigned validated questionnaire was used to assess the knowledge, attitude and practice on incidence of pulp stones in mandibular molars. The questionnaire consisting of 10 questions was formulated and were circulated through an online forum. The sample size was 100 People. The results were tabulated in the excel sheet and imported to SPSS software. The statistical test used was the Chi square testResult: The results show that more than two-third (85%) of the respondents were aware about the types of pulp stones and the association was statistically not significant (p>0.05); 73% of respondents tend to remove the pulp stone even after finding canals and the association was statistically significant (p<0.05). Hence proving that pulp stone are removed even after finding a canal.
Conclusion: Within the limitations of the study, knowledge, attitude and practice among postgraduates was higher when compared to undergraduates. Among undergraduates the knowledge in regard to pulp stone was higher when compared to attitude and practice.