Townie® Poll

Endodontics

Poll conducted from 11/10/2009 To 12/7/2009

Do you perform any root canal treatments in your office?
757 total votes
90%
a. Yes
10%
b. No
As a general practitioner, how often do you perform molar endodontics?
599 total votes
61%
a. Routinely
16%
b. Sometimes
11%
c. Seldom
12%
d. Never
If an antibiotic is required during endodontic treatment, your first choice (generally) is:
596 total votes
31%
a. Penicillin
14%
b. Clindamycin
54%
c. Amoxicillin
2%
d. Keflex
For emergency treatment of a vital tooth is a pulpotomy acceptable?
586 total votes
71%
a. Yes
29%
b. No
For emergency treatment of a non vital tooth is a pulpotomy acceptable?
586 total votes
28%
a. Yes
72%
b. No
How often do you use true intraosseous anesthesia when performing endodontics?
590 total votes
6%
a. Routinely
20%
b. Sometimes
30%
c. Seldom
44%
d. Never
How confident are you that if you start a root canal that you can finish it?
588 total votes
52%
a. Confident
42%
b. Very confident
6%
c. Not confident
How often do you separate a rotary endodontic file?
543 total votes
8%
a. One in 10 cases
26%
b. One in 50 cases
37%
c. One in 100 cases
29%
d. One in 500 cases
What degree of difficulty will you accept when deciding to do a root canal?
584 total votes
28%
a. Minimal difficulty
55%
b. Moderate difficulty
17%
c. Very difficult
How often are you able to do truly painless root canal treatments?
580 total votes
53%
a. Greater than 90 percent
29%
b. Greater than 80 percent
14%
c. Greater than 70 percent
4%
d. Less than 70 percent

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