Saleh Abdullah Almeshari1, Muteb Sayer Alshammari1 and Rashid Iqbal Main2*
1Dental Intern, College of Dentistry, University of Hail, Saudi Arabia
2Assistant Professor, College of Dentistry, University of Hail, Saudi Arabia
*Corresponding Author: Rashid Iqbal Main, Assistant Professor, Restorative Dentistry, College of Dentistry, University of Hail, Saudi Arabia.
Received: February 22, 2018; Published: March 19, 2018
Citation: Rashid Iqbal Main., et al. “Quality of Endodontic Treatment Rendered by General Dental Practitioners in Hail, Saudi Arabia. A Radiographic Study”. Acta Scientific Dental Sciences 2.4 (2018).
Aim: The aim of endodontic treatment is to remove or reduce the bacterial load from root canal space by chemo mechanical preparation. This study will help to identify the common procedural errors that cause failure of endodontic treatments rendered by the general dental practitioners and to avoid them.
Material and Method: This descriptive cross sectional study was carried out at College of Dentistry, University of Hail, Saudi Arabia. A total of 200 radiographic data in college clinics with evidence of endodontic failure were randomly studied. Patients with full permanent dentition and close apices of the teeth were included in the study.
Results: Two hundred teeth with problems and failures in root canal treatment were recorded into the study. According to tooth types, Maxillary anterior teeth were 28 (14%), maxillary premolars 40 (20%) and maxillary molars 35 (17.5%). Mandibular anterior teeth were 6 (3%), mandibular premolars 28 (14%) and mandibular molars 63 (31.5%).
Conclusion: Endodontic treatment failure was most commonly seen in underfilled canals followed by poorly filled canals. Posterior teeth showed higher failure rate compared to anterior teeth.
Keywords: Endodontic Treatment; Failure; Radiographic Study
Copyright: © 2018 Rashid Iqbal Main., et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.