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International Journal of Dental Sciences and Research. 2021, 9(1), 1-5
DOI: 10.12691/ijdsr-9-1-1
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Etiologies of Complications during Endodontic Treatment: A Survey among Dentists of the Town of Abidjan

Marie-Chantal Avoaka-Boni1, , Wendpoulomdé Aimé Désiré Kaboré2, Stéphane X Djolé1, Kouakou Florent Kouadio1 and Koffi TD Kouadio1

1Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, Félix Houphouët Boigny University, Abidjan, 22 BP: 612 Abidjan 22, Ivory Coast

2Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics/Research Center of Health Sciences, Joseph KI-ZERBO University, 03 BP 7021 Ouagadougou 03, Burkina Faso

Pub. Date: January 03, 2021

Cite this paper:
Marie-Chantal Avoaka-Boni, Wendpoulomdé Aimé Désiré Kaboré, Stéphane X Djolé, Kouakou Florent Kouadio and Koffi TD Kouadio. Etiologies of Complications during Endodontic Treatment: A Survey among Dentists of the Town of Abidjan. International Journal of Dental Sciences and Research. 2021; 9(1):1-5. doi: 10.12691/ijdsr-9-1-1

Abstract

Objective: This study aimed to identify the etiologies of complications linked with the various stages of the operating procedure for endodontic treatment by means of a survey among dentists in the town of Abidjan so as to better understand and prevent such complications. Materials and Methods: This was a prospective and descriptive study. A data collection form was devised for this purpose. The following variables were collected: the type of practice, the number of years in practice, the frequency of root canal treatments performed, the complications encountered and identification of the etiological factors. Results: The questionnaire was completed by 135 dentists. Among them, 65.9% performed up to 10 endodontic treatments per month. The majority (92.7%) stated that they encountered between 1 and 4 cases of complications per month in the course of endodontic treatment. The absence of preoperative radiography was the most often cited reason (64.44%) followed by erroneous diagnoses (14.07%). Conclusion: Altogether, the results show non-adherence to the procedures for performing endodontic treatments, which is the source of most complications. There is an urgent need to realign practitioners with the rules of good practice during endodontic procedures.

Keywords:
root canal treatment complication etiologies dental surgeons of Abidjan

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