ASSESSMENT OF PATIENTS REPORTING FOR POST ENDODONTIC RESTORATION AFTER COMPLETION OF ROOT CANAL TREATMENT TO DENTAL HOSPITAL
European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine,
2020, Volume 7, Issue 1, Pages 1474-1481
AbstractEndodontically treated teeth are more prone to fracture compared to vital teeth.Clinical outcome of endodontically treated teeth is influenced by a variety of factors, tooth position in the arch,number of proximal or occlusal contacts, type of abutment, crown placement, amount of tooth structure loss due to caries,previous restorations or endodontic access, trauma, and periodontal status.Theaim of the present study was to evaluate the number of patients reporting for post endodontic restoration after completion of root canal treatment to dental hospital. This is a retrospective study conducted during June 2020. Included patients who visited a dental hospital in chennai,India from June 2019 - March 2020. Data of patients was collected from case records, tabulated into excel sheets under headings age,gender,teeth no, patients reported back for post endodontic restoration.Then data was analyzed using SPSS software(23.0 version). Statistical analysis of the data was performed using the chi square test. In the present study 66.2% of patients reported for post endodontic restoration, 33.8% of patients did not report back for post endodontic restoration. Failure to report back for post endodontic restoration was less in the present study. Being busy with other activities and long distance were some reasons given by patients who failed to report back for post endodontic restoration.
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