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13. Selection of Single-Visit and Multiple-Visit Root Canal Treatment Protocol: A Survey of Endodontic Specialists and General Dental Practioner of Pakistan

Kelash Kumar1, Seema Naz2 and Khawar Karim1

 

ABSTRACT

 

Objective: The aim of this study is to determine the selection and preference of single- and multi-visit root canal therapy by specialist’s endodontists and general dental practitioners of Pakistan and to inquire their motive for

selecting the choice of treatment protocol in their practice

Study Design: Comparative study.

Place and Duration of Study: This study was conducted at the Department of Operative Dentistry and Oral Biology, Institute of Dentistry, LUMHS, Jamshoro from May 2016 to August 2016

 

Material and Methods: A close ended questionnaire was send via emails, WhatsApp and Facebook accounts to 20 specialist endodontists and 150 selected GDPs in Pakistan to investigate their preference and motive for selecting the choice of treatment protocoleither single- or multi-visit for their patients. A literature search determined the commonest factors affect the choice of treatment either single- and multi-visit root canal treatment and were written

in the questionnaire. The participants were informed to tick their resp

nse as agree, neutral and disagree as given in

the questionnaire. The data collected were analyzed by the SPSS versi

n 16. Frequency and percentages of variable

like practice experience, current method of RCT and preference to the meth

d  f RCT were calculated. Chi-square

tests were used to evaluate the differences in preference and current meth d

f practice between both the groups of

     

study. The level of statistical significance was set at 0.05.

 

Results: Response rate was 100% in this study. Amongst all parti ipants 29.4% have experience of less than 10 years and 70.6% have experience of more than 10 years. Generally all participants were practicing 72.4% multi-visit RCT and 27.6% single visit RCT. When both groups were ompared by using chi-square test, GDPs preferred multiple-visit endodontic treatment and specialist E dodo t st preferred single visit treatment. Also current method

of performing root canal treatment by specialist e

dodo

t sts  s s ngle visit procedure as compared to the GDPs, who

performed mostly by multi-visit. Most imp  rta

t fact

r to be considered for multi-visit root canal treatment were

outstanding effects of intracanalmedication, reducti

f postoperative pain and easy collection of fees for multiple

visit were 66.3%, 62.9% and 64.7% espectively.as compared to single visit root canal treatment, the most important factor considered were low risk and c mplication of local anesthetics 62.4 , treatment can be completed in one visit 52.4% , patient’s time limita ion68.6%, dentist time limitation68.0% and patient preference 60.6%.

 

Conclusion: In conclusion, most spe ialist endodontists perform and prefer single visit root canal treatment and GDPs preferred multi-visit root anal tr atment.

 

Key Words: Single visit endodontic tr atment, Multiple-visit endodontic treatment, Specialist Endodontist, general dental practitioner, Pakistan

 

Citation of article: Kumar K, Naz S, Karim K. Selection of Single-Visit and Multiple-Visit Root Canal Treatment Protocol: A Survey of Endodontic Specialists and General Dental Practioner of Pakistan. Med Forum 2016;27(9):53-57.