Journal of Conservative Dentistry

ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year
: 2009  |  Volume : 12  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 145--149

Comparison of laterally condensed, vertically compacted thermoplasticized, cold free-flow GP obturations - A volumetric analysis using spiral CT


Deivanayagam Kandaswamy, Nagendrababu Venkateshbabu, Gopi Krishna Reddy, Rosaline Hannah, Ganesh Arathi, Riaz Roohi 
 Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, Sri Ramachandra Dental College, Porur, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

Correspondence Address:
Nagendrababu Venkateshbabu
Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, Sri Ramachandra Dental College, Porur, Chennai - 600116, Tamil Nadu
India

Aim/Objective: To compare the laterally condensed gutta-percha, vertically compacted thermoplastized gutta-percha (E and Q Plus system) and cold free-flow gutta-percha (GuttaFlow). This is a volumetric analysis using spiral CT, an in vitro study. Materials and Methods: Access cavities were prepared in 60 single rooted anterior teeth; cleaning and shaping was done and obturated with three of the different techniques: group A: cold lateral; group B: vertically compacted thermoplasticized and group C: cold free-flow obturation techniques. Volume analysis was done using spiral computed tomography (CT). The percentage difference was calculated and statistically analyzed using one-way ANOVA and post hoc multiple comparison Tukey HSD tests. Results: There were statistical significant differences between group A (0.183cm 3 ) and group B (0.136cm 3 ); group A (0.183cm 3 ) and group C (0.128cm 3 ). But there was no statistical significance between group B (0.136cm 3 ) and group C (0.128cm 3 ). Conclusion: Within the limitations of this in vitro study it can be concluded that cold free-flow obturation technique showed the highest volume of obturation, followed by the vertically condensed thermoplasticized technique. The least volume of obturation was observed in cold lateral condensation technique.


How to cite this article:
Kandaswamy D, Venkateshbabu N, Reddy GK, Hannah R, Arathi G, Roohi R. Comparison of laterally condensed, vertically compacted thermoplasticized, cold free-flow GP obturations - A volumetric analysis using spiral CT.J Conserv Dent 2009;12:145-149


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Kandaswamy D, Venkateshbabu N, Reddy GK, Hannah R, Arathi G, Roohi R. Comparison of laterally condensed, vertically compacted thermoplasticized, cold free-flow GP obturations - A volumetric analysis using spiral CT. J Conserv Dent [serial online] 2009 [cited 2020 Oct 27 ];12:145-149
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