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Root canal system

Zhejun Wang, Hazuki Maezono, Ya Shen, Markus Haapasalo
INTRODUCTION: The purpose of this study was to examine the level of erosion in root dentin caused by different irrigation methods and protocols. METHODS: Thirty-five extracted upper molar teeth were instrumented and divided into 7 groups to undergo treatment by different methods: negative control, GentleWave System (Sonendo Inc, Laguna Hills, CA), and syringe needle irrigation following different protocols. The teeth were instrumented to size #25/.08 or #30/.09 for needle irrigation groups and to ProTaper size S1 for the GentleWave group under 5% sodium hypochlorite (NaOCl)...
October 18, 2016: Journal of Endodontics
Eileen Hoskin, Analia Veitz-Keenan
Data sourcesCochrane Oral Health Group's Trials Register, the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, MEDLINE, EMBASE, Clinical and the WHO International Clinical Trials Registry Platform. There were no language restrictions.Study selectionRandomised controlled trials which compared the relief of pain with systemic antibiotics and analgesics against placebo and analgesics in the preoperative phase of irreversible pulpitis. The primary interest was pain control with an antibiotic or without one in the presence of analgesics...
September 2016: Evidence-based Dentistry
Alberto Dagna, Giulia Gastaldo, Riccardo Beltrami, Claudio Poggio
This study evaluated the root canal dentine surface by scanning electron microscope (SEM) after shaping with two reciprocating single-file NiTi systems and two rotating single-file NiTi systems, in order to verify the presence/absence of the smear layer and the presence/absence of open tubules along the walls of each sample; Forty-eight single-rooted teeth were divided into four groups and shaped with OneShape (OS), F6 SkyTaper (F6), WaveOne (WO) and Reciproc and irrigated using 5.25% NaOCl and 17% EDTA. Root canal walls were analyzed by SEM at a standard magnification of 2500×...
October 17, 2016: Journal of Functional Biomaterials
Masakazu Asahara, Masahiro Koizumi, Thomas E Macrini, Suzanne J Hand, Michael Archer
The modern platypus, Ornithorhynchus anatinus, has an eye structure similar to aquatic mammals; however, platypuses also have a "sixth sense" associated with the bill electro- and mechanoreception that they use without opening their eyes underwater. We hypothesize that Ornithorhynchus and the Miocene taxon Obdurodon have different sensory capacities, which may have resulted from differences in foraging behavior. To estimate differences in foraging, sensory systems, and anatomical divergence between these monotremes, we compared their skull morphologies...
October 2016: Science Advances
Maryam Pourhajibagher, Nasim Chiniforush, Roghayeh Ghorbanzadeh, Abbas Bahador
BACKGROUND: Photo-activated disinfection (PAD) is a novel treatment approach, in which bacteria in the root canal system may be exposed to sub-lethal doses of PAD. Such exposure can affect bacterial survival and virulence features, such as biofilm formation ability. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of sub-lethal doses of PAD (sPAD) using indocyanine green (ICG) on load and biofilm formation ability of Porphyromonas gingivalis as an anaerobic bacterium associated with endodontic infection...
October 12, 2016: Photodiagnosis and Photodynamic Therapy
Analise Bartolo, Edmond Koyess, Josette Camilleri, Christopher Micallef
The main aim of root canal irrigation is to eliminate micro-organisms. Sodium hypochlorite (NaOCl) is considered to be the ideal material and raising its temperature potentiates the antimicrobial activity. NaOCl may lead to localised tissue necrosis when extruded past the root apex. This study analyses the use of high temperature root canal irrigation as an alternative process for the elimination of microorganisms from the root canal system. An experimental set-up was designed where a constant supply of heat was passed from a heat source through a copper wire inside the root canal...
September 2016: Healthcare Technology Letters
Vineet Agrawal, Sonali Kapoor, Isha Agrawal
The main purpose of a root canal treatment is to eliminate the bacteria and their products from the pulp space. Chemomechanical preparation (chemical-refers to irrigating solutions, i.e., either synthetic chemicals or herbal solutions and mechanical-refers to instrumentation of a root canals with endodontic files) of a root canal system plays a major role in obtaining the rationale of root canal treatment. Various synthetic chemicals known as endodontic irrigants play a major role in disinfection, but also have undesirable properties like allergic potential, toxicity, unacceptable taste, etc...
August 11, 2016: Journal of Dietary Supplements
I Kaşikçi Bilgi, I Köseler, P Güneri, M Hülsmann, M K Çalişkan
AIM: To compare the amount of apically extruded debris and of remaining filling material during the removal of root canal filling material using three rotary NiTi retreatment instruments or Hedström files. METHODOLOGY: Ninety-six severely curved human molars of both jaws were selected. The root canals were prepared to size X2 (tip size 25, .06 taper) using the ProTaper Next system (Dentsply Sirona, Ballaigues, Switzerland), filled with gutta-percha and AH Plus sealer (Dentsply De Trey, Konstanz, Germany) and were randomly divided into 4 experimental groups (n= 24 each) with two subgroups of maxillary and mandibular teeth each...
October 5, 2016: International Endodontic Journal
Pablo Castelo-Baz, Purificación Varela-Patiño, Giuseppe Cantatore, Ana Domínguez-Perez, Manuel Ruíz-Piñón, Ramón Miguéns-Vila, Benjamín Martín-Biedma
BACKGROUND: The efficacy of endodontic irrigation procedures can be compromised by the complexity of the root canal system. Delivering irrigants to the apical third of curved canals presents a particular challenge to endodontists. This study compared the effects of two ultrasonic irrigation techniques on the penetration of sodium hypochlorite into the main canal and simulated lateral canals of curved roots in extracted teeth. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Two sets of simulated lateral canals were created at 2, 4, and 6 mm from the working length in 60 single-rooted teeth (6 canals/tooth, n = 360 canals)...
October 2016: Journal of Clinical and Experimental Dentistry
Juan-Gonzalo Olivier, Marc García-Font, Jose-Antonio Gonzalez-Sanchez, Miguel Roig-Cayon, Fernando Durán-Sindreu
BACKGROUND: The objective of the study was to evaluate and compare how apical enlargement with K3 and K3XF nickel-titanium (NiTi) rotary instruments reduces the root thickness in the danger zone and affects canal transportation and centering ability in mandibular molar mesial canals in a manikin extracted tooth model. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Seventy-two mesial root canals of first mandibular molars were instrumented. Initial and post-instrumentation Cone Beam Computed Tomography scans were performed after root canal preparation up to size 25, 30, 35 and 40 files...
October 2016: Journal of Clinical and Experimental Dentistry
Mercy Joseph, Jyoti Ahlawat, Amit Malhotra, Murali Rao, Abhimanyu Sharma, Sangeeta Talwar
BACKGROUND: Complete removal of old filling material during root canal retreatment is fundamental for predictable cleaning and shaping of canal anatomy. Most of the retreatment methods tested in earlier studies have shown inability to achieve complete removal of root canal filling. Therefore the aim of this investigation was to assess the efficacy of three different rotary nickel titanium retreatment systems and Hedstrom files in removing filling material from root canals. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Sixty extracted mandibular premolars were decoronated to leave 15 mm root...
October 2016: Journal of Clinical and Experimental Dentistry
Amanda B Farias, Key Fs Pereira, Daniele Z Beraldo, Franciely Ms Yoshinari, Fabio N Arashiro, Edilson J Zafalon
The purpose of this study was to assess the efficacy of the thermoplastic filling techniques, Touch'n Heat®, TC® System and Tagger's Hybrid Technique, in oval-shaped canals at the apical third.Thirty-three human uniradicular lower pre-molar teeth were treated by the reciprocating movement technique and were subsequently split into 3 groups, according to the filling technique performed:Touch'n Heat (TH), TC System (TC) and the Tagger's Hybrid Technique (TG).In the sequence, the teeth were sectioned at 2mm and 4mm from the foramen and images were taken to measure the percentage of canal area filled with the obturation materials as well as void spaces...
April 2016: Acta Odontológica Latinoamericana: AOL
José F Siqueira, Henrique S Antunes, Isabela N Rôças, Caio T C C Rachid, Flávio R F Alves
INTRODUCTION: Bacteria present in the apical root canal system are directly involved with the pathogenesis of post-treatment apical periodontitis. This study used a next-generation sequencing approach to identify the bacterial taxa occurring in cryopulverized apical root samples from root canal-treated teeth with post-treatment disease. METHODS: Apical root specimens obtained during periradicular surgery of ten adequately treated teeth with persistent apical periodontitis were cryogenically ground...
2016: PloS One
Ivana Toljan, Ivona Bago, Jurič, Ivica Anić
AIM: The aim of the study was to compare the antimicrobial efficacy of three irrigation techniques after the use of standardized volume of NaOCl and with standardized time and irrigation. METHODOLOGY: Forty-eight single rooted teeth were inoculated with an Enterococcus faecalis suspension for 24 h. The remaining six canals served as negative controls. The 36 root canals were randomly distributed into three experimental groups; group 1, conventional syringe irrigation; group 2, automated-dynamic irrigation (RinsEndo); group 3, passive ultrasonic irrigation (PUI)...
March 2016: Acta Stomatologica Croatica
Bruna Paloma DE Oliveira, Carlos Menezes Aguiar, Andréa Cruz Câmara, Miracy Muniz DE Albuquerque, Ana Cristina Regis DE Barros Correia, Monica Felts DE LA Roca Soares
OBJECTIVE: This in vitro study aimed to evaluate the efficacy of the disinfection of root canal systems carried out with Reciproc(TM) and ProTaper Universal(TM) systems using 1% sodium hypochlorite (NaOCl). METHODS: Forty human single-rooted mandibular premolars were infected with Enterococcus faecalis, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Staphylococcus aureus and Candida albicans, and twenty were not infected. The specimens were randomly divided into 6 groups (n = 10): Group 1: ProTaper Universal(TM) + 1% NaOCl; Group 2 (positive control): ProTaper Universal(TM) + saline; Group 3 (negative control without microorganisms): ProTaper Universal(TM) + saline; Group 4: Reciproc(TM) + 1% NaOCl; Group 5 (positive control): Reciproc(TM) + saline; Group 6 (negative control without microorganisms): Reciproc(TM) + saline...
December 2015: Acta Stomatologica Croatica
Jorge Rubio, José Ignacio Zarzosa, Antonio Pallarés
PURPOSE: This study compared the cutting area, instrumentation time, root canal anatomy preservation and non-instrumented areas obtained by F360(®), Mtwo(®), RaCe(®) and Hyflex(®) files with ISO size 35. MATERIAL AND METHODS: 120 teeth with a single straight root and root canal were divided into 4 groups. Working length was calculated by using X-rays. The teeth were sectioned with a handpiece and a diamond disc, and the sections were observed with Nikon SMZ-2T stereoscopic microscope and an Intralux 4000-1 light source...
December 2015: Acta Stomatologica Croatica
Gozde Ozcan, Ahmet Ercan Sekerci, Fatma Kocoglu
Knowledge of the different anatomical variations in root canal system of dedicious dentition will improve the practice of the pediatric dentists. The teeth with C-shaped root canal configurations are definitely a problem in endodontic treatment. Dentists who are specialists of endodontics must have adequate knowledge about various root canal morphologies of primary tooth that have a tendency for rapid progression of dental caries to achieve a technically satisfactory outcome. This report presents an extraordinary case of unusual tooth morphology involving the mandibular first primary molar with a C-shaped configuration which has not yet been reported...
October 2016: Journal of the Indian Society of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry
Amr M Elnaghy, Ayman A Al-Dharrab, Hisham M Abbas, Shaymaa E Elsaka
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate and compare the volume of removed dentin, transportation, and centering ability of TRUShape (TRS; Dentsply Tulsa Dental Specialties) system with ProTaper Next (PTN; Dentsply Maillefer) by using micro-computed tomography (μCT). METHOD AND MATERIALS: Twenty extracted human mandibular first molars with two separate mesial canals with curvatures of 25 to 35 degrees were divided into two experimental groups (n = 20) according to the rotary nickel-titanium file system used in canal instrumentation as follows: group TRS and group PTN...
September 26, 2016: Quintessence International
Venkateshbabu Nagendrababu, James L Gutmann
OBJECTIVE: Reducing the pain after root canal therapy is a key aspect in endodontic practice. The present systematic review aimed to identify the factors that influence postobturation pain (POP) in patients receiving single-visit nonsurgical root canal treatment. DATA SOURCES: A literature search was performed manually and in Pubmed (Medline) database to identify relevant articles. A data extraction form was constructed and data were collected from the identified articles...
September 26, 2016: Quintessence International
Elif Kalyoncuoğlu, Cangül Keskin, İsmail Uzun, Aydın S Bengü, Buğra Guler
This study aimed to evaluate superficial defects and the composition of Reciproc R25 and ProTaper Retreatment file systems (Dentsply Maillefer, Ballaigues, Switzerland) used for retreatment. A total of 100 maxillary incisor teeth were randomly divided into the following two groups: Reciproc R25 (n = 25) and ProTaper Retreatment instrument (n = 75) groups. The nickel-titanium (Ni-Ti) compositions of the files before and after use were analyzed using energy dispersive X-ray spectrophotometry (EDX). Chi-square, Mann-Whitney U, and Kruskal-Wallis tests were used to analyze the data...
2016: Journal of Oral Science
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