Success Rate of Obturation of Root Canals by Different Techniques in Primary Molars: A Comparative Clinical Study

Author(s): Satyawan G. Damle*, Ritika Bansal, Dhanashree D. Sakhare

Journal Name: Current Dentistry

Volume 2 , Issue 1 , 2020


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Objective: To compare the success rate of different obturation procedures in primary mandibular second molars clinically and also by digital radiovisiography.

Methods: A total of 40 children aged between 4-8 years with deeply carious mandibular second primary molars indicated for single session pulpectomy were selected. Canals were obturated with Metapex. The 3 study groups (Endodontic plugger, Handheld lentulospiral, Navi Tip syringe) were compared with the control group (reamer) both clinically and radiovisiographically. The data collected were statistically analyzed using Pearson’s Chi-square and Fisher’s exact test.

Results: The use of Navi tip syringe led to the least number of voids followed by Endodontic plugger and Reamer and the highest number of voids was reported with Lentulospiral. Navitip presented maximum number of optimally filled cases followed by Endodontic plugger and Lentulospiral and least number of optimally filled cases with reamer. However, there was no statistically significant difference (p>0.05) in any of the groups with clinical (pain and tenderness to percussion) and radiographic parameters (presence or absence of voids and length of obturation).

Conclusion: Within the limitations of the present study, though the clinical outcome was statistically insignificant, Navitip syringe exhibited encouraging results and is a promising option for obturation in primary teeth.

Keywords: Disposable syringe, lentulospiral, obturation techniques, primary teeth, pulpectomy, root canals.

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