Comparison of Endodontist Versus Generalist Regarding Preference for Postendodontic Use of Cotton Pellets in Pulp Chamber

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A degree of uncertainty exists about the use of cotton pellets in the pulp chamber after canal obturation. The purpose of this study was to poll practicing endodontists and generalists regarding their preference. Forty-six endodontists and an equal number of general dentists were polled in a mail survey regarding their preferences for the use of a cotton pellet in the pulp chamber after canal obturation. Eighty-seven percent of the endodontists and 54% of the generalists responded. Of the endodontists, 62.5% said they thought that the general dentist wanted a cotton pellet, contrasted to 80% of the generalists. The difference in proportions was not statistically significant.

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