A SURVEY ON COMMON ETIOLOGICAL FACTORS IN PEOPLE WITH DIFFERENT AGE GROUPS REQUIRING ROOT CANAL THERAPY AT HYDERABAD.
There have been very few surveys conducted on various reasons for root canal therapy in India. So we conducted a survey in various dental clinics in HABSIGUDA, HYDERABAD, as no surveys had been conducted till date.The main aim and purpose of this study was to identify the common etiological factors in people requiring conventional root canal therapy of different age groups and also to educate the people to avoid progression of caries or changes as a result of traumatic injuries. Op cards which were collected from various dental clinics had been taken into consideration. Pulpal pathology (56.1%), Traumatic injuries (73.1%) were the most common reasons for the Root canal treatment between 18-25 years of age. Pulpal & Periapical pathology (53.3%), Retreatments (59.5%) were the most common reasons for the Root canal treatment between 26-55 years of age. Intentional RCT’s (53.1%) was the most common reason from 56 years onwards.
Keywords: Irreversible pulpitis, Over-obturation, Root canal treatment, Retreatment, Trauma.