<bold>Introduction.</bold> Patients' awareness and knowledge of the endodontic treatment is a very important issue in everyday practice of a dentist. It influences significantly the course and effects of treatment.
<bold>Aim.</bold> The paper presents an analysis of data collected from the patients about their concerns, expectations and perceptions about root canal treatment.
<bold>Material and methods.</bold> Questionnaire surveys were conducted in a group of 203 patients consisting questions characterizing their knowledge about endodontic treatment – their expectations, experiences, possible complications and treatment costs.
<bold>Results.</bold> Analyzing the experiences of patients regarding endodontic treatment, it was found that 69% of people in the past had experienced the procedure of root canal treatment. Most respondents define their state of knowledge of root canal treatment as an average. Fifty-seven percent of respondents admitted to knowing the price of endodontic treatment, 67% of them said that the cost was adequate to the complexity of the procedure. The study shows that most patients still choose specialists (38%).
<bold>Conclusion.</bold> An improvement of knowledge and awareness of patients about the endodontic treatment has been observed.
Financed by the National Centre for Research and Development under grant No. SP/I/1/77065/10 by the strategic scientific research and experimental development program:
SYNAT - “Interdisciplinary System for Interactive Scientific and Scientific-Technical Information”.