MICROSCOPIC STUDY OF THE ENDODONTIC OBTURATION SEALING ABILITY

Anca Gabriela Gheorghe, Veronica Mercuţ, Sanda Mihaela Popescu, Mihaela Jana Ţuculină, Oana Andreea Diaconu, Lelia Mihaela Gheorghiță, Oana Gîngu

ABSTRACT

The sealing ability of an endodontic obturation plays a very important role in influencing the long term prognosis of an endodontically-treated tooth, as it was frequently shown that periapical complications tend to happen in association with inadequate root filling. The purpose of this study was to assess the fulfilment of the certain criteria for an ideal endodontic obturation, performed with three different endodontic obturation techniques, by using stereomicroscopy analysis. Therefore, we have analyzed 31 extracted teeth that had been previously endodontically-treated. We have concluded that the warm vertical condensation technique has delivered more favourable and predictable results than the other two methods.

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