KAP SURVEY ON THE MANAGEMENT OF INTERNAL RESORPTION AMONG DENTAL STUDENTS
Saveetha Dental College and Hospitals, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences (SIMATS), Saveetha University, Chennai 77, India, Email ID: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr.Adimulapu Hima Sandeep
Associate Professor, Department of Conservative dentistry and Endodontics, Saveetha Dental College and Hospitals, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences (SIMATS),
Saveetha University, Chennai 77, India, Mail id: email@example.com
Ashna Y- Contributed to conception, design, data acquisition and interpretation, drafted and critically revised the manuscript.
Dr. Adimulapu Hima Sandeep – Contributed to conception, design, and critically revised the manuscript.
All authors gave final approval and agreed to be accountable for all aspects of the work.
Conflict of interest:
The authors declare no conflict of interest.
The authors would like to thank the management of Saveetha dental college,Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Saveetha University, Chennai for giving a platform to carry out this project.
Funding Support :
The present project is funded by Saveetha Dental College and Hospitals, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical sciences,Saveetha University and Sarkav health services Pvt Ltd.
Objective:The gradual degradation of dentine and cementum by osteoclasts causes tooth resorption, also known as root resorption. Exfoliation of the primary dentition is a natural physiological process caused by osteoclast differentiation in response to pressure exerted by the erupting permanent tooth. However, the process is pathological in the secondary dentition. Internal resorption is an uncommon resorption of the tooth, which starts from the root canal and destroys the surrounding tooth structure. It is easy to control the process of internal root resorption via severing the blood supply to the resorbing tissues with conventional root canal therapy.
Materials and methods:A self administered questionnaire was prepared and distributed online among 100 undergraduate and postgraduate dental college students in chennai. The results were obtained and statistically analysed using SPSS and represented graphically.
Results:80.81% of the participants agreed that internally reception is more prevalent in the anterior but 19.19% of them disagreed and said that it is more prevalent in the posteriors. Also, 88.89% of the participants said that chronic inflammation is the main cause of internal reception in maxillary anterior whereas 11.11% of the participants disagree with it. The p value was 0.001
(p value < 0.05) hence, it is statistically significant.
Conclusion:From our study we can conclude that the postgraduate dental students have more knowledge and awareness on the management of internal resorption of maxillary anteriors.
KEYWORDS : Internal resorption, Pathological resorption, Trauma.