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Year : 2011  |  Volume : 14  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 199-202

Tailor-made endodontic obturator for the management of Blunderbuss canal

1 Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, Sri Sai Dental College and Hospital, Vikarabad, Ranga Reddy District, Andhra Pradesh, India
2 Sree Balaji Dental College and Hospital, Velachery Main Road, Narayanapuram, Pallikarnai, India
3 Sathyabama University Dental College and Hospital, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

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Smitha Reddy
Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, Sri Sai Dental College and Hospital, Vikarabad, Ranga Reddy, Andhra Pradesh
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/0972-0707.82606

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The complex anatomy of the blunderbuss root canal often poses a major challenge to accomplish adequate obturation for a biological seal. Moreover, the roll-cone, Gutta-percha obturation technique, which is routinely practiced, also results in a mismatch and failure to configure to the canal volume in the absence of an apical barrier. Hence, an attempt has been made to tailor-make a heat polymerized polymethyl methacrylate resin as an endodontic obturator, to match the canal volume, which has been ascertained by Spiral computed tomography and mathematical integration. A one-year follow-up examination has revealed that the tooth is asymptomatic, with the repair of the lesion evident radiographically.

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