Indian Journal of Dental Research

ORIGINAL RESEARCH
Year
: 2017  |  Volume : 28  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 44--48

A comparative assessment of different techniques for obturation with endoflas in primary molars: An In vivo Study


Jayalakshmi Pandranki, Radha Rani Chitturi, Narsimha Rao V Vanga, Srinivas Kumar Chandrabhatla 
 Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, GITAM Dental College, Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Jayalakshmi Pandranki
Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, GITAM Dental College, Visakhapatnam - 530 045, Andhra Pradesh
India

Purpose: The rationale of this in vivo study was to evaluate and compare different obturation techniques for the intracanal conveyance of Endoflas in the primary molars using conventional radiography. Materials and Methods: Thirty-eight children (4–9 years old) with total of 45 pulpally infected primary mandibular molars indicated for pulpectomy were categorized into three groups (i) endodontic pluggers, (ii) lentulospirals, and (iii) NaviTips, respectively, for obturation with Endoflas. The level of obturation and the presence of voids were evaluated radiographically, and the obtained data were statistically analyzed using Chi-square test. Results: The results showed no significant difference between the three techniques to deliver Endoflas. Motor-driven lentulospirals showed better results (64.4% optimal fillings) compared to the pluggers (62.2%), but NaviTips showed poor results (48.9%) for the level of obturation (P > 0.05). Voids were observed in all the techniques used. Pluggers and lentulospirals showed similar results with greater void-free canals, whereas NaviTip system showed more voids which was statistically not significant (P > 0.05). Conclusion: Motor-driven lentulospiral and pluggers were almost equally efficient to fill Endoflas to an optimal level, devoid of voids, and both were considered better compared to NaviTip system.


How to cite this article:
Pandranki J, Chitturi RR, Vanga NV, Chandrabhatla SK. A comparative assessment of different techniques for obturation with endoflas in primary molars: An In vivo Study.Indian J Dent Res 2017;28:44-48


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Pandranki J, Chitturi RR, Vanga NV, Chandrabhatla SK. A comparative assessment of different techniques for obturation with endoflas in primary molars: An In vivo Study. Indian J Dent Res [serial online] 2017 [cited 2020 Apr 8 ];28:44-48
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