Evaluation of single root canals filled using the lateral compaction, tagger's hybrid, microseal and guttaflow techniques

Marina Angélica Marciano, Clovis Monteiro Bramante, Marco Antonio Hungaro Duarte, Ronan Jacques Rezende Delgado, Ronald Ordinola-Zapata, Roberto Brandão Garcia

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Abstract

The aim of this study was to determine the percentage of voids, gutta-percha and root canal sealer using 4 different filling techniques. Fifty-two extracted maxillary lateral incisors were prepared using the crown-down pressureless technique. The teeth were randomly divided in 4 groups (n=13): Lateral compaction (LC), Tagger's hybrid (TH), MicroSeal (MS) and GuttaFlow (GF) techniques. Horizontal cross-sections were made at the 2, 10 and 15 mm levels from the apex. Digital images of the root canal areas were acquired using a stereomicroscope and examined using the Image Tool 3.0 software. Statistical analysis was performed using the Kruskal-Wallis test (α=0.05). In general, a significant decrease in the gutta-percha filled area and increase of sealer area were observed at the apical level for all the evaluated techniques (p<0.05). With regard to the presence of voids, no significant difference was found. MS and TH techniques showed a larger gutta-percha filled area than LC and GF techniques at the coronal and middle third level (p<0.05). From the results of the present study, it may be concluded that the gutta-percha filled area of fillings decrease at the apical level, regardless of the filling technique used.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)411-415
Number of pages5
JournalBrazilian Dental Journal
Volume21
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Endodontic treatment
  • Gutta-percha
  • GuttaFlow
  • Lateral compaction
  • Tagger's hybrid technique

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