Townie® Poll

Do you routinely do single-visit endo?

Poll conducted from 6/4/2004 To 7/6/2004

Do you routinely do single-visit endo?
1161 total votes
76%
Yes
24%
No
Do you routinely do endodontic retreats?
868 total votes
33%
Yes
67%
No
Do you routinely do apicoectomies / retrofills?
867 total votes
11%
Yes
89%
No
When would you not do single-visit endo?
839 total votes
6%
Necrotic pulp
55%
Presence of purulence
17%
Chronic abscess
22%
I always do single-visit endo
How long on average do you spend performing root canal therapy on tooth #8 maxillary central incisor?
864 total votes
6%
15 minutes
33%
16-30 minutes
34%
31-45 minutes
22%
46-60 minutes
4%
More than one hour
1%
I refer out central incisors
How long on average do you spend performing root canal therapy on tooth #31 mandibular 2nd molar?
866 total votes
0%
15 minutes
3%
16-30 minutes
7%
31-45 minutes
23%
46-60 minutes
32%
61-90 minutes
18%
91-120 minutes
17%
I refer out lower 2nd molars
What do you use to do the majority of the shaping of the root canal system?
861 total votes
51%
Rotary instruments
17%
Hand files
33%
Both
What method of obturation do you use?
850 total votes
26%
Lateral condensation
16%
Warm vertical
31%
Thermafill
3%
Soft Core
17%
Single cone with epoxy cement such as EZ-Fill, AH-26, or AH Plus
6%
Single cone with resin cement such as Resilon by Pentron, Endo-Rez by Ultradent
If you use NiTi, what % of the time do you switch to manual filing to prevent separation?
694 total votes
27%
Never
32%
10%
21%
20%
8%
30%
3%
40%
9%
50%
How often do you throw away the rotary NiTi?
699 total votes
25%
After 1 use
22%
After 2 uses
27%
After 3 uses
10%
After 4 uses
7%
After 5 uses
3%
After 6 uses
6%
After 7 uses or more
Do you believe thermoplastic fills seal the canal better than single point epoxy fills?
789 total votes
51%
Yes
49%
No
How often do you separate rotary NiTi instruments?
714 total votes
15%
Never
70%
Seldom
12%
Sometimes
2%
Often
0%
Always
If you use an apex locator, which brand to you have?
697 total votes
5%
Elements Diagnostic (Sybron)
4%
AFA (Analytic)
17%
Formatron (Parkell)
74%
Root ZX (J. Morita)
If you use an apex locator do you also take a working length radiograph to confirm?
730 total votes
49%
Yes
51%
No
When do you use a rubber dam for endodontic therapy?
853 total votes
9%
Never
13%
Rarely
6%
For many, but a minority of cases
31%
For the vast majority of cases
42%
Absolutely always
When you do not or cannot use a rubber dam for endo, what do you use for isolation?
791 total votes
35%
Cotton rolls, saliva ejector
36%
Cotton rolls, saliva ejector, Dri-Angles and mouth prop
1%
Svedoptor
6%
Isolite
22%
Referral slip to an endodontist
How often do you take intraoperative radiographs for working length determination?
856 total votes
31%
Always
33%
Rarely
19%
Sometimes
10%
Often
8%
Always
When choosing an electronic handpiece, how important is auto torque reverse?
744 total votes
53%
Very important
26%
Somewhat important
12%
Not very important
8%
Not important at all
How important is an auto apical stop function?
732 total votes
28%
Very important
34%
Somewhat important
23%
Not very important
15%
Not important at all

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