Research Article - Journal of Pain Management and Therapy (2022) Volume 6, Issue 3
Knowledge and awareness about local anesthetics used in endodontic procedures among dental students.
Introduction: Local anesthetics are a special group of drugs that cause reversible loss of sensation. They are the most commonly used drug in dentistry. Local anesthetics are frequently used in numerous clinical conditions which cause acute pain; it's also administered to treat chronic pain. Dental practice is the most common field that uses local anesthetics to control pain during quick yet painful procedures like the endodontic procedures. The aim of this study is to assess the knowledge about local anesthetics used in endodontic procedures among dental students. Materials and methods: Detailed questionnaire was created with 12 questions about sandblasting and was circulated to 100 dental undergraduate students through Google forms. Chi square test was used to analyze the collected data using SPSS Version 22. Results: 95% of the dental students are aware about local anesthetic causing reversible loss of sensation and their main purpose of action and the p value is 0.065> 0.05 and it is insignificant. More than 76% of them are aware it is regularly used in endodontic therapy and the p value0.038< 0.05 and it is statistically significant. And students have good knowledge of which local anesthetic is commonly used in endodontic procedures. Conclusion: Thus the present study concludes that the awareness and knowledge of local anesthetics used in endodontic procedures among dental students is good, and the various aspects of local anesthetics are well known by the dental students.Author(s): Taanya Imtiaz, Akshay Khandelwal*