1.To determine the needs of E.T. according to patient's sex and age. 2.To identify the most common etiological factors leading to the need of E.T 3.To identify the most frequent symptoms expressed by the patients. 4.To estimate the frequency of teeth needing E.T according to the location in the dental arches. 5.To identify the pulpal and periapical status of the teeth those need E.T.
An observational, retrospective survey (344) of dental sheets Conservative clinic Aden Faculty of Dentistry March to May 2010.
Normal pulp:asymptomatic, respond normally to pulp testing Reversible pulpitis:slight pain, after different stimulus. The teeth responded within normal limits to palpation and percussion. Irreversible pulpitis: sharp, dull, irradiated or diffuse spontaneous pain Pulp Necrosis: No response to the application of cold or heat stimuli or cavity test.
Yes: When some radiolucency was observed in the radiograph No: When no observable radiographic changes
Quantitative analysis of the collected data was performed by using the statistical program SPSS, version 11.5. The relative frequency (%) of all variables studied was obtained and the relation between them was assessed by the nonparametric Chi- square test (p < 0.05)
The results of this study indicate that The needs of endodontic treatment in this group of patients was low, male needed endodontic treatment more than female. Dental caries was responsible for the majority of cases that needed endodontic treatment. Pain was the commonest complain of the patients that seek for dental treatment. Maxillary teeth showed the highest percentage of affected teeth. Most of the cases exhibited irreversible pulpitis followed by pulp necrosis.
Recommendation 1.To develop new researches concerning the need of endodontic in our population 2.Efforts should be held by to popularize the ET between people as a way for preserving pulpally involved teeth instead of extraction, through puplic dental health programs. 3.Improvement of ET depend on good educational and practical programs in the dental schools to minimize Iatrogenic cause for loosing tooth vitality
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