Online ISSN: 2515-8260

Keywords : obturation


Dr Pankaj Chavhan; Dr Yogesh Somvanshi; Dr Suryakant Kumar; Dr.Grishmi Niswade; Dr Arun Sajjanar; Dr. Nilesh Rojekar; Dr. Vaidehi Awari; Dr. Anand Deo

European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2021, Volume 8, Issue 3, Pages 958-965

Primary teeth maintain the arch length and form by maintaining proper guidance for permanent teeth. Pulpectomy is the one of the treatment option available to preserve the tooth and thus helps in maintaining normal space maintainers. Other objectives of preserving primary teeth are to enhance esthetics and mastication, prevent aberrant tongue habits, aid in speech, and prevent the psychological effects associated with tooth loss. Obturation with hermatic seal is the key for long term success of pulpectomy. Obturationtechnique that fulfill criteria’s for perfect obturation should be given emphasis. However different obturation techniques give different outcomes. Hence the purpose of this article is to throw light on different obturation technique with their comparison with each


Kalyani . P; Iffat Nasim; M. P. Santhosh Kumar

European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2020, Volume 7, Issue 1, Pages 1462-1473

Root canal treatment is one of the most commonly performed procedures in a dental office. It is aimed at removing the entire pulpal tissue, debris and microbes and creating a three dimensional fluid impervious seal of the root canal. The failure of root canal treatment can occur due to a number of reasons like underfilling, missed canals, overextended obturation, persistent lesion,etc. Overextended obturation irritates the periapical tissues leading to periapical lesion and possible cystic transformation. The aim of the study was to determine the prevalence and management of cases of retreatment due to overextended obturation. The retrospective study involved analysis of case sheets of all patients undergoing retreatment RCT and data tabulation based on the following parameters: age, gender, tooth number, techniques of gutta percha retrieval, cleaning & shaping and obturation techniques. Using SPSS Version 20.0, categorical variables were expressed as frequency and percentages and significance of associations was tested using a Chi-Square test. A p-value < 0.05 was considered significant. Incomplete obturation was the most common reason for root canal retreatment (52.5%). The prevalence of overextended obturation as a reason for retreatment was 14.1%. The overall prevalence of retreatment due to overextended obturation was 0.10% among all other dental procedures. H files were highly used for GP retrieval (52.4%). The association between technique of cleaning and shaping & technique of obturation [p=0.021<0.05] was statistically significant. The use of H-files was mostly followed by lateral compaction technique of obturation while the use of rotary files was followed by matched taper single cone obturation. Incomplete obturation is the most common reason for retreatment and overextended obturation is the third most common reason. H-files were the most preferred for GP retrieval in cases of retreatment. The usage of solvent varied significantly based on the method of GP retrieval. The technique of cleaning and shaping determined the technique of obturation.