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ORIGINAL RESEARCH ARTICLE
Year : 2017  |  Volume : 20  |  Issue : 6  |  Page : 445-450

Comparative evaluation of fracture resistance of root canals obturated with four different obturating systems


Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, ITS Dental College and Hospital, Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India

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Mansi Punjabi
Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, ITS Dental College and Hospital, Plot No-47, Knowledge Park-III, Greater Noida - 201 307, Uttar Pradesh
India
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DOI: 10.4103/JCD.JCD_217_17

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Aim and Objectives: The aim of this study is to evaluate and compare the fracture resistance of root canals obturated with four different obturating systems in endodontically treated teeth. Materials and Methods: One hundred and twenty single-rooted teeth were selected and decoronated at cementoenamel junction. Instrumentation of teeth (except control group) was done with Mtwo rotary files up to size 25/0.06 using a step-back technique. All teeth were divided into four experimental groups (n = 25) and two control groups (n = 10). In Group I (negative control), teeth were neither instrumented nor obturated, in Group II (positive control), instrumentation was done, but no obturation was performed, in Group III, obturation was done with cold lateral compaction technique, in Group IV, obturation was done with cold free-flow compaction technique, in Group V, obturation was done with warm vertical compaction technique, and in Group VI, obturation was done with injection-molded thermoplasticized technique. All prepared teeth were embedded in an acrylic resin block, and their fracture strength was measured using Universal Testing Machine. Statistical data were analyzed using one-way analysis of variance and Tukey's honestly significant difference test. Results: Negative control Group I showed highest fracture resistance and positive control Group II had lowest fracture resistance. Among experimental groups, cold free-flow compaction technique with GuttaFlow2 (Group IV) showed higher fracture resistance as compared to the Group III, Group V, and Group VI. Conclusion: GuttaFlow2 has the potential to strengthen the endodontically treated roots to a level that is similar to that of intact teeth.


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