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Protocol for Root Canals’ Irrigation in Endodontic Practice in Ivory Coast: A Survey of 100 Dentists.

Introduction: In endodontics, a chemo-mechanical preparation is used to disinfect the root canal system. However, due to limitations of endodontic devices, which shape the main canal, this preparation is supplemented by irrigation solutions. In Ivory Coast, late consultations and advanced stages of pathologies characterized the endodontics. Objective: This work aimed to assess root canal irrigation procedures used in Ivory Coast; an unprecedented study in the country. Methods: One hundred dental surgeons practicing in the private and the public sector in Abidjan received a questionnaire to assess the knowledge, attitudes and practices related to root canal irrigation. Results: Results show that practitioners (77%) commonly use sodium hypochlorite solutions for irrigation. However, 76% of them do not know the recommended concentration. Besides, it is dental auxiliaries (73%) who prepare the solution, whereas only half of them know the dilution proportions. Half of the respondents use syringes and intramuscular injection needles while 52% do not withdraw the device before the ejection of the product. Conclusion: As a result, in Ivory Coast, irrigation procedures do not always comply with standards.


Auteur(s) : Adou-Assoumou M, Krah-Sinan AA, Koffi-Gnagne Y, Bane K, Faye B, And Diemer F.
Pages : 5 pages
Année de publication : 2017
Revue : J Dent Oral Care Med
N° de volume : Volume 3 Issue 3
Type : Article
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