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Table. 5.

Table. 5.

Characteristics of referring dentist, referred patients and teeth depending on referral time based on endodontic treatment

Variable Before endodontic treatment(N = 403) In the middle of endodontic treatment After endodontic treatment p
Referring letter Presence 225 (55.8) 318 (73.8) 225 (66.8) < 0.001
Absence 178 (44.2) 113 (26.2) 112 (33.2)
Location of referring dental clinic The city where the dental university hospital is located 225 (55.8) 157 (36.4) 114 (42.7) < 0.001
The other area 178 (44.2) 274 (63.6) 193 (57.3)
Primary reasons for referral Apical radiolucency 47 (11.7) 5 (1.2) 27 (8.0) < 0.001
Procedural error 0 (0) 12 (2.8) 1 (0.3)
Persistent clinical symptom (pain, swelling, and sinus tract) 5 (1.2) 196 (45.5) 243 (72.1)
Dıfficult tooth anatomy 107 (26.6) 16 (3.7) 10 (3.0)
Endodontic surgery 1 (0.2) 6 (1.4) 21 (6.2)
Management of trauma 18 (4.5) 0 (0) 1 (0.3)
Physical condition of patient 40 (9.9) 10 (2.3) 6 (1.8)
Failure to make a proper diagnosis 164 (40.7) 8 (1.9) 23 (6.8)
Blockage of canal space 0 (0) 162 (37.6) 0 (0)
Anesthetic problem 0 (0) 9 (1.9) 0 (0)
Others 21 (5.2) 8 (1.9) 5 (1.5)
Spontaneous pain Absence 267 (66.3) 322 (74.7) 252 (74.8) 0.009
Presence 136 (33.7) 109 (25.3) 85 (25.2)
Biting pain Absence 149 (37.0) 140 (32.5) 113 (33.5) 0.369
Presence 254 (63.0) 291 (67.5) 224 (66.5)
Sex Male 193 (47.9) 175 (40.6) 131 (38.9) 0.027
Female 210 (52.1) 256 (59.4) 206 (61.1)
Age* 41.53± 18.20 44.36± 16.65 42.59± 15.91 0.052
The time taken from referral to actual visit (day) * 6.20± 18.00 10.36± 33.66 10.17± 32.74 0.215
≤ 1 day 130 (32.3) 134 (31.1) 108 (32.0) 0.929
> 2 day 273 (67.7) 297 (68.9) 229 (68.0)
Graduation year of referring dentist* 1997.53± 8.57a 2000.20± 9.70b 1999.11± 10.06ab 0.004
: mean± standard deviation.
J Dent Rehabil Appl Sci 2019;35:143-52 https://doi.org/10.14368/jdras.2019.35.3.143
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