Viewpoints of Dental Practitioners regarding Choice of Root Canal Sealers in Nepal
INTRODUCTION: Apical and periapical repair is one of the ultimate goal of endodontic therapy. Main objective should be the formation of a fluid tight seal at the apical foramen, which provides a suitable environment i.e. biological condition for healing of the periapical tissue. For this many different materials are being used in root canal filling nowadays.
AIM: The aim of this study is to assess the knowledge of root canal sealers among 130 dental practitioners in Nepal.
MATERIALS AND METHOD: The self-administered questionnaire was distributed to 130 dental practitioners in Nepal during the month of May 2017.
RESULTS: Through this study it was observed that the choice of sealers is different for every dental practitioner. All of the study participants have given multiple responses, but it was seen that AH plus followed by ZOE was the most commonly used root canal sealers.
CONCLUSION: One of the major objectives in root canal treatment is the three dimensional sealing of root canal space and it is important to have a root sealer that is commonly used with maximum results as seen with AH plus and ZOE.