2023, Vol. 9 Issue 1, Part C
An exploration of patients perception towards endodontic root canal treatment
AUTHOR(S): Shahid Ali Wani, Yumnam Pushpa Devi, Deepankar Dass and Ritu Priya
Introduction: The fact that most patients are unaware of root canal therapy (RCT) adequately is a major drawback. To effectively address the problem, it is important to comprehend and pinpoint the elements that prevent or deter patients from undergoing RCT. The aim of present study is to evaluate the patient perception toward RCT.
Material and Methods: 260 patients who completed the pre and post treatment survey were included in the study. Patient perception, pain and anxiety were recorded pre and post RCT. The data was analyzed using SPSS software version 21.0
Results: The most common pretreatment concerns were future maintenance (41%) and pain (23%). Forty three percent of patients said they had anticipation of pain, whereas 6% said they had pain throughout therapy.
Conclusion: The results of this study indicate that endodontic therapy typically causes less pain than anticipated. When it comes to root canal therapy, most patients were worried about future maintenance.
Pages: 163-165 | 27 Views 1 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Shahid Ali Wani, Yumnam Pushpa Devi, Deepankar Dass, Ritu Priya. An exploration of patients perception towards endodontic root canal treatment. Int J Appl Dent Sci 2023;9(1):163-165. DOI: https://doi.org/10.22271/oral.2023.v9.i1c.1675