A Study to Assess Perception of Dentist Regarding Single-Visit Root Canal Treatment at Dental Clinics In India
Keywords:Endodontics, Root Canal Treatment, Dentistry, Pulpal pathology, Single sitting RCT, Multiple visit RCT.
Introduction: Single-visit root canal treatment attempts instrumentation, disinfection and obturation of the root canal system in one visit. One
of the main debates that have occurred in Endodontics is about the amount of sessions required to complete Root canal treatment. There are
very different philosophies regarding this matter. Objective: the aim of this study was to investigate the General Dentists point of view
regarding single visit root canal treatment, identifying the basis on which the choice is made and how the information necessary for the choice
is acquired. Material and methods: 100 registered Dentists in the dental practice were contacted, and if they agreed to participate, they were
send a questionnaire. The following topics were addressed: demographics, current clinical procedures, treatment rationales and preferences.
Results: Majority 60 % of the dental practitioners responded vitality of pulp was the reason for choosing the single-visit RCT followed by
patient’s choice 22%, patent and normal roots 11 %, non-vital tooth with sinus 5 % and other reasons 2 % respectively Conclusion: It can be
concluded that when pulp vitality is not compromised there is an increase in the number of dentists who choose single visit root canal treatment.