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IP Indian Journal of Conservative and Endodontics

Awareness and perception of patients towards treatment modalities as re-RCT or dental implants- A hospital based survey

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Author Details : Kunal Kumar, Shivendra Choudhary*, Revati Singh, Sumit Kumar Yadav, Neal Bharat Kedia

Volume : 4, Issue : 4, Year : 2019

Article Page : 116-120


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Teeth that are compromised secondary to endodontic failure may be salvaged with endodontic re-treatment having doubtful long term survival or a definitive treatment by placing dental implant. Evolution of implant dentistry has occur in innumerable manner since last few decades and also gained vast demand in the field of dental reclamation. Despite that, there is still a lack of patient awareness about the implants as an advanced treatment modality in cases where re-endodontic treatment success doubtful, it results in a lack of their active participation in acceptance of this modality as the option in treatment planning. The aim of this survey was to assess patient awareness and perception towards treatment modalities as re-RCT or dental implants with the help of a questionnaire. A questionnaire consisting of 11 multiple choice questions was used to assess the knowledge and awareness related to dental implants as a treatment option for the patients wanted to replace the severely damaged tooth. A total of 100 participants were selected for the survey to appoint them in the formative study. Percentage was calculated to study the awareness about implants or re-RCT as treatment option for poor prognosis teeth. Majority of patients opt for implant placement due to previous failure of treatment on compromised tooth. Among the selected participants only 21% were aware about dental implants as a treatment choice for rehabilitation of oral cavity. The chief source of information regarding prosthetic options was through closed acquaintance or relatives (74%), and dentists contribute only 26% in this beahalf. Present survey conducted on patients visiting outpatient department of dentistry for oral rehabilitation exhibited that patient’s awareness regarding dental implants was minimal and the patient’s knowledge regarding prosthetic options was depthless. As this was the pilot survey, further study should be conducted with consideration of more variables and with increase in sample size.

Keywords: Dental Implant, Questionnaire, re-RCT.

How to cite : Kumar K, Choudhary S, Singh R, Yadav S K, Kedia N B, Awareness and perception of patients towards treatment modalities as re-RCT or dental implants- A hospital based survey. IP Indian J Conserv Endod 2019;4(4):116-120

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