International Journal of Applied Dental Sciences
2018, Vol. 4 Issue 1, Part B
Clinical practices of various irrigating solutions amongst house surgeons of Karachi, Sindh
AUTHOR(S): Aisha Wali, Talha M Siddiqui, Mohsin Khan, Asad Aftab and Nabila Khan
The aim of the present study was to assess the clinical practices of various irrigating solutions amongst house surgeons of Karachi, Sindh.
Materials and Methods: The present cross-sectional study was conducted to evaluate the practices of house surgeons regarding irrigation solutions used in endodontics in dental institutes of Karachi. A cluster sampling technique was employed and a sample size of 392 registered house surgeons employed in 6 different dental institutes of Karachi were recruited. All returned forms were evaluated and analyzed for frequency and percentages using SPSS version 22.
Result: One hundred and sixty five (42.1%) of the house surgeons were found in routine treating molars. Sodium hypochlorite was the found to be the choice of the irrigants to treat vital pulp. One hundred and fourteen (29.1%) of the house surgeons always used sodium hypochlorite.
Conclusion: The findings of the present study reported that majority of the house surgeons from different Dental institutes are using Sodium hypochlorite for irrigation during root canal treatment. Despite its complications, sodium hypochlorite is the gold standard irrigation solution used in everyday clinical practice. It is recommended that the Dental Hospitals should develop a strict policy regarding irrigation solutions considering the gold standard protocols and further studies are recommended for better delineation of these irrigating solutions.
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How to cite this article:
Aisha Wali, Talha M Siddiqui, Mohsin Khan, Asad Aftab, Nabila Khan. Clinical practices of various irrigating solutions amongst house surgeons of Karachi, Sindh. Int J Appl Dent Sci 2018;4(1):84-87.