Effectiveness of Different Obturation Techniques in the Filling of Simulated Lateral Canals


    loading  Checking for direct PDF access through Ovid

Abstract

The purpose of this in vitro study was to evaluate the ability of lateral compaction of gutta-percha and of five thermoplasticized gutta-percha filling techniques to obturate simulated lateral canals. Sixty extracted single-rooted human teeth were instrumented at the working length to a #35 file before creating three simulated lateral canals on the mesial and distal surfaces of the root, one in each third, using a #15 engine reamer. After enlarging root canals to a #45 file, the teeth were randomly divided into six equal groups of 10 and obturated according to the following techniques: lateral compaction of gutta-percha (group A), hybrid technique (group B), Ultrafil (group C), Obtura II (group D), System B + Obtura II (group E), and Thermafil (group F). AH26 was used as the sealer. A greater number of simulated lateral canals were obturated when Ultrafil, Thermafil, and System B + Obtura II were used, in comparison with canals obturated with the hybrid technique, Obtura II, or lateral compaction of gutta-percha. This difference was statistically significant (p < 0.05). No statistically significant differences were found between results obtained in the obturation of simulated lateral canals in the different thirds of the root (p > 0.05).

    loading  Loading Related Articles