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

The disinfection of the root canal system in endodontics relies essentially on a chemo-mechanical preparation where the limits of the endodontic instruments, which form the main canal, are palliated by the irrigation solutions. In Côte d'Ivoire, the practice of endodontics is characterized by late consultations and pathologies at advanced stages. Objective: The objective of this work was to determine the root canals’ irrigation procedures used in Côte d'Ivoire. Methods: So, a questionnaire was sent to 100 dental surgeons practicing in the private and public sectors of the city of Abidjan. Variables such as Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices relating to the practice of root canals’ irrigation have been recorded. Result: Our results show that sodium hypochlorite was the solution most used by respondents under the presentation for domestic use in 77% of the cases. However, 76% of respondents do not know the recommended concentration. Besides, the preparation of the solution is mainly done by the dental auxiliary (73%) whereas only half of our population knows the proportions of the dilution. The syringe and needle for intramuscular injection is the material used in half of the sample. Finally, 52% of respondents do not withdraw before ejection of the product. Conclusion: As a result, in Côte d'Ivoire, irrigation procedures are not always in conformity with the recommended standards. Key words: endodontics, disinfection, root canal irrigation, dentist, Côte d’Ivoire.


Auteur(s) : Assoumou MA, Krah-Sinan AA, GnagneK, Bane K2, Faye B2, and Diemer F3
Pages : 1-4
Année de publication : 2017
Revue : Journal of Dentistry and Oral Care Medicine
N° de volume : 3
Type : Article
Mise en ligne par : FAYE Babacar