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Modern evaluation of the quality of the techniques of root canal dental obturation
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1) Background: One of the key factors for a successful endodontic therapy is to adequately fill the root canals. The aim of this in vitro study was to compare the quality of three different techniques of root canal obturation: tapered singlecone, cold lateral condensation, warm vertical condensation and injection system, using non-invasive Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT). 2) Materials and methods: A total of 30 extracted single-rooted teeth, prepared with Reciproc System (VDW, silver Reciproc ) were divided into three groups, based on the filling method: the first group obturated with “single-cone” (n=10) Reciproc guttapercha single-cone tapered according to the diameter, length and conicity of the preparation, the second group obturated with cold lateral condensation (n=10) and the third group, “combined-system” (EQ META BIOMED) (n=10). OCT technology can generate high-resolution cross-sectional imaging, capable to evaluate the micro-leakages of dental restorations and endodontic fillings. 3) Results: OCT showed that none of the root canal filled teeth were gape-free; the highest percentage of filling material was observed in the combined system group (warm vertical and injection system). 4) Conclusions: OCT represents a valuable method for investigation with high depth resolution which can be used for evaluation of endodontic fillings.

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Date Published: 10 August 2018
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 10831, Seventh International Conference on Lasers in Medicine, 108310T (10 August 2018); doi: 10.1117/12.2286452
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Lina Abuabboud, Univ. of Medicine and Pharmacy Victor Babes Timisoara (Romania)
Luminita Nica, Univ. of Medicine and Pharmacy Victor Babes Timisoara (Romania)
Laura Orel, Univ. of Medicine and Pharmacy Victor Babes Timisoara (Romania)
Simona Puscu, Univ. of Medicine and Pharmacy Victor Babes Timisoara (Romania)
Meda Lavinia Negrutiu, Univ. of Medicine and Pharmacy Victor Babes Timisoara (Romania)
Cosmin Sinescu, Univ. of Medicine and Pharmacy Victor Babes Timisoara (Romania)
Adrian Gh. Podoleanu, Univ. of Kent (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10831:
Seventh International Conference on Lasers in Medicine
Carmen Todea M.D.; Adrian Podoleanu; Virgil-Florin Duma, Editor(s)

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