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Evaluation of mineral trioxide aggregate as root canal sealer: A clinical study.

Thakur S, Emil J, Paulaian B - J Conserv Dent (2013)

Bottom Line: Results suggested that there exists no statistically significant difference in clinical or radiological outcome of root canal therapy with three different types of sealers used in this study.MTA could be used as a root canal sealer with equal effectiveness compared with epoxy resin and zinc oxide eugenol sealers.Further long-term studies should be carried out to prove the effectiveness.

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Affiliation: Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, Bapuji Dental College and Hospital, Davangere, Karnataka, India.

ABSTRACT

Aim: The aim of this study was to compare the clinical and radiological outcome of mineral trioxide aggregate (MTA) or epoxy resin as a root canal sealer compared with zinc oxide eugenol sealer.

Materials and methods: 45 single rooted teeth with periapical index Score 2 or more were allotted to three groups with 15 teeth in each group. Root canal treatment was performed in two visits and obturated with Gutta-percha as obturating material and zinc oxide eugenol as sealer in Group 1, epoxy resin as sealer in Group 2 and MTA mixed with propylene glycol as sealer in Group 3. Visual analog scale, periapical index and VixWin digital Pro image analysis software were used for evaluation. The quantitative data was analyzed by t-test and analysis of variance. Ordinal data was analyzed by Wilcoxon's signed rank test, Mann-Whitney and Kruskall-Wallis test.

Results: Results suggested that there exists no statistically significant difference in clinical or radiological outcome of root canal therapy with three different types of sealers used in this study.

Conclusions: MTA could be used as a root canal sealer with equal effectiveness compared with epoxy resin and zinc oxide eugenol sealers. Further long-term studies should be carried out to prove the effectiveness.

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Area measurement by outlining the radiolucency using VixWin Pro digital image analysis software
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Figure 2: Area measurement by outlining the radiolucency using VixWin Pro digital image analysis software

Mentions: Immediately after obturation, a digital radiograph was taken (base line data) with Gendex RVG unit for morphometric analysis (Gendex Dental Systems, Hatfiled, PA, USA). The image was then subjected to morphometric area measurement with the area measurement tool in the VixWin Pro digital image analysis software (Version 1.3, Gendex Dental Systems, Hatfiled, PA, USA) by outlining the radiolucency.[15] Calibration was done automatically by the software. The area measured was recorded in the evaluation sheet. At the 6 month, again the same procedure was repeated and the area was measured using the same criteria as mentioned before [Figure 2].


Evaluation of mineral trioxide aggregate as root canal sealer: A clinical study.

Thakur S, Emil J, Paulaian B - J Conserv Dent (2013)

Area measurement by outlining the radiolucency using VixWin Pro digital image analysis software
© Copyright Policy - open-access
Related In: Results  -  Collection

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Figure 2: Area measurement by outlining the radiolucency using VixWin Pro digital image analysis software
Mentions: Immediately after obturation, a digital radiograph was taken (base line data) with Gendex RVG unit for morphometric analysis (Gendex Dental Systems, Hatfiled, PA, USA). The image was then subjected to morphometric area measurement with the area measurement tool in the VixWin Pro digital image analysis software (Version 1.3, Gendex Dental Systems, Hatfiled, PA, USA) by outlining the radiolucency.[15] Calibration was done automatically by the software. The area measured was recorded in the evaluation sheet. At the 6 month, again the same procedure was repeated and the area was measured using the same criteria as mentioned before [Figure 2].

Bottom Line: Results suggested that there exists no statistically significant difference in clinical or radiological outcome of root canal therapy with three different types of sealers used in this study.MTA could be used as a root canal sealer with equal effectiveness compared with epoxy resin and zinc oxide eugenol sealers.Further long-term studies should be carried out to prove the effectiveness.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, Bapuji Dental College and Hospital, Davangere, Karnataka, India.

ABSTRACT

Aim: The aim of this study was to compare the clinical and radiological outcome of mineral trioxide aggregate (MTA) or epoxy resin as a root canal sealer compared with zinc oxide eugenol sealer.

Materials and methods: 45 single rooted teeth with periapical index Score 2 or more were allotted to three groups with 15 teeth in each group. Root canal treatment was performed in two visits and obturated with Gutta-percha as obturating material and zinc oxide eugenol as sealer in Group 1, epoxy resin as sealer in Group 2 and MTA mixed with propylene glycol as sealer in Group 3. Visual analog scale, periapical index and VixWin digital Pro image analysis software were used for evaluation. The quantitative data was analyzed by t-test and analysis of variance. Ordinal data was analyzed by Wilcoxon's signed rank test, Mann-Whitney and Kruskall-Wallis test.

Results: Results suggested that there exists no statistically significant difference in clinical or radiological outcome of root canal therapy with three different types of sealers used in this study.

Conclusions: MTA could be used as a root canal sealer with equal effectiveness compared with epoxy resin and zinc oxide eugenol sealers. Further long-term studies should be carried out to prove the effectiveness.

No MeSH data available.