The attitude of Abidjan dentists towards complications during endodontic treatments

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Author Details : Marie-Chantal Avoaka-Boni*, Wendpoulomdé Aimé Désiré Kaboré, Stéphane Xavier Djolé, Koffi Thomas D’Aquin Kouadio

Volume : 6, Issue : 1, Year : 2021

Article Page : 25-29

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Background: The aim of this study was to evaluate the attitude of Abidjan dentists towards the treatment of complications linked with the operative time of endodontic treatments.
Materials and Methods: This was a descriptive, cross-sectional, prospective study. A survey form, distributed to 135 dentists, allowed relevant information to be collected, such as practitioner characteristics (the type of practice, the number of years in practice), the frequency of performing canal treatments, the complications encountered, and the attitude of the practitioners towards complications.
Results: Faced with an instrument fracture, 34% of the practitioners proceed to avulsion of the tooth concerned if it is symptomatic. For a perforation of the chamber floor and/or of the chamber wall, 40.74% obture the lesion. In case of bleeding while shaping the canal, 82.96% of the practitioners postpone the session. With an overfilling of the gutta cone and/or of the cement, 47.4% perform disobturation. With inflammatory or infectious flare-ups, the majority of the practitioners (81%) opt for placement of the tooth in subocclusion, prescription of an analgesic, and monitoring.
Conclusion: When a complication occurs, managing it is indispensable. However, the main objective of therapeutic endodontics is not to manage the complications, but to know how not to "generate" them.

Keywords: Root canal filling, Complications, Management, Survey, Dentists of Abidjan.

How to cite : Avoaka-boni M , Kaboré W A D, Djolé S X, Kouadio K T D, The attitude of Abidjan dentists towards complications during endodontic treatments. IP Indian J Conserv Endod 2021;6(1):25-29

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Article History

Received : 24-11-2020

Accepted : 22-01-2021

Available online : 16-03-2021

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