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Mousavi E, Nosrati A, Fallah N, Nazifi M. The Compaction Index of Root Canal Obturation With Different Gutta-Percha Tapers and Finger Spreaders. 3dj. 2018; 7 (4) :163-166
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1- Assistant of Professor, Dapartment of Endodontics, School of Dentistry, Guilan University of Medical Sciences, Rasht, Iran.
2- Dentistry Student, Student Research Committee, School of Dentistry, Guilan University of Medical Sciences, Rasht, Iran.
Abstract:   (670 Views)
Introduction: The most prevalent approach for the obturation of roots, which are treated endodontically, is lateral condensation. Finger spreaders insignificantly affect packing the gutta-percha cones. This survey aimed to compare the compaction index of root canal obturation obtained with Stainless Steel (SS) and Nickel-Titanium (Ni-Ti) spreaders and different gutta-percha tapers.
Materials and Methods: Forty extracted maxillary central incisors were randomly divided into 4 groups of 10 teeth. In group 1, the canals were filled with 0.02 tapered gutta-percha and SS spreader; group 2 with 0.02 tapered gutta-percha and Ni-Ti spreader; group 3, with 0.04 tapered gutta-percha and SS spreader, and group 4 with 0.04 tapered gutta-percha and Ni-Ti spreader. The compaction index was compared among the different groups using the Independent Samples t-test.
Results: The mean compaction index for the groups that were filled with 0.02 tapered gutta-percha cones was 1.44 with the use of SS spreaders and 1.18 with the use of Ni-Ti spreader; however, the difference was not statistically significant. Furthermore, the mean compaction index for the groups that were obturated with 0.04 tapered gutta-percha cones was 1.561 with the use of SS spreaders and 1.269 with the use of Ni-Ti spreaders. Similarly, this difference was not statistically significant.
Conclusion: The obturation compaction index was higher when using SS spreaders and 0.04 tapered gutta-percha cones; however, the differences were not statistically significant.
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Type of Study: Original article |
Received: 2018/07/19 | Accepted: 2018/10/25 | Published: 2018/12/1

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