Difficulties in performing root canal treatment among undergraduates of dental collages in south india - a questionnaire based study

Kayalvili Sanmugam

Aim: The aim of this study is to investigate the difficulties and amount of time encountered by undergraduate dental students during performing root canal treatment.
Objective: The objective of this study deals with the difficulty level of students in isolation of the operating field, access cavity, locating root canal orifice, instrumentation of root canal, obturation and also the time taken for access cavity preparation, canal preparation and obturation.
Methods: A questionnaire is distributed to 200 dental undergraduates in South India. The levels of difficulties during performing access cavity preparation, instrumentation, isolation and obturation of the root canals and also information regarding the time spent on procedures will be recorded based on categorised groups.
Background: A root canal is a treatment used to repair and save a tooth that is badly decayed or becomesinfected. During a root canal procedure, the nerve and pulp are removed and the inside of the tooth is cleaned and sealed. Without treatment, the tissue surrounding the tooth will become infected and abscesses may form.Steps can be taken to eliminate or reduce the difficulties of students in performing RCT.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.24327/ijcar.2017.3168.0213