Representation of different techniques for determination of the working length in endodontic treatment

Denkova, Natasa and Zlatanovska, Katerina and Nadzenski, Simon and Spasov, Dragan and Petrovski, Mihajlo (2016) Representation of different techniques for determination of the working length in endodontic treatment. In: First International Students’ Symposium of Faculty of Medical Sciences “Celebrating achievements in medicine, promoting health and sharing knowledge”, 20 Apr 2016, Stip, Macedonia. (Submitted)

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Abstract

Introduction: The working length is the distance between occlusal reference point and the place where the channel should be expanded, cleaned and filled. Determination of the working length during endodontic treatment is a key procedure for successful endodontic treatment. Aim of the research: We set the goal of making an assessment of commonly used techniques for determining the working length in dental offices in Stip. Material and method: For the realization of our goal a questionnaire was prepared that included all the techniques for determining the working length. The dentists in their dental practice were asked to notice all the advantages and disadvantages, and how satisfy are they while using them. The research was conducted randomly in 15 dental offices in Stip. Results: Obtained results showed that the most commonly used method is X-ray method of determining the working length, with a high level of security in its implementation. A small part use tactile sensitivity method and Apex locator as the most modern and safest method of determining the working length. Conclusion: Modern techniques for determining the working length in a large percentage increase success of endodontic treatment. It is really important and necessary to have an initial X-ray, apex locator or combination of several methods for accurately working length. Keywords: apex locator, x-ray, working length.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Subjects: Medical and Health Sciences > Other medical sciences
Divisions: Faculty of Medical Science
Depositing User: Natasa Longurova
Date Deposited: 15 Sep 2016 12:01
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2016 12:01
URI: http://eprints.ugd.edu.mk/id/eprint/16236

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