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Radiographic Quality of root fillings performed by dentists in Jammu and Kashmir, North India


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Author Details : Azhar Malik, Vibhuti Kaul, Rudra Kaul, Rimsha Ahmad, Abid Amin Lanker

Volume : 2, Issue : 4, Year : 2016

Article Page : 119-122


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Abstract

The present study aimed at assessing the quality of root canal obturations being performed in the state of Jammu and Kashmir. Records of 1056 endodontically treated teeth from patients who visited the department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, Indira Gandhi Government Dental College, Jammu were obtained. Intra-oral periapical radiographs of all treated teeth were assessed in terms of canal obturation quality (adequate length and density). Fifty-one percent of the teeth fulfilled the criteria of an acceptable root canal filling. Adequate length and density was found in 78% and 24% of teeth, respectively. Our findings underline the need to improve the quality of endodontic health care being provided to the average patient in the state of Jammu and Kashmir.

Keywords:
Endodontics; Radiograph; Root Canal Filling; Root Canal Treatment; Technical Quality

How to cite : Malik A, Kaul V, Kaul R, Ahmad R, Lanker A A, Radiographic Quality of root fillings performed by dentists in Jammu and Kashmir, North India. IP Int J Maxillofac Imaging 2016;2(4):119-122

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