A Survey of Knowledge, Practices and Mishaps in Relation to Post Placement for Endodontically Treated Teeth
Background: In the clinical settings, post and core system is commonly used as a restorative tooth treatment. However, various cases of failure have been documented concerning its failure of endodontically treated teeth.
Objective: The study aims to examine the level of knowledge concerning the post and core failure reasons among individuals in Saudi Arabia. It intends to assess the failures or mistakes which occur during post space preparation, post-placement, or after final coronal restoration in KAU.
Methods: A cross-sectional study design has been used following a quantitative approach. The questionnaire was distributed among 200 individuals (dental students, interns, general practitioners, and residents) randomly, which was then analyzed statistically.
Results: Findings reported the use of rubber dam, sodium hypochlorite as irrigation type, management through MTA (Mineral trioxide aggregate) repair and follow-up. It also showed that the failure of the restorative teeth depends on the tooth size, type, time elapsed, and repair material.
Conclusion: The study concludes that the knowledge level concerning the post and core restorative system differs for the study population. It emphasizes that standardized guideline must be set for enhancing the knowledge and improving the restorative techniques. This also helps in preventing the related mishaps.