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Brazilian Journal of Oral Sciences
Piracicaba Dental School - UNICAMP
EISSN: 1677-3225
Vol. 10, No. 1, 2011, pp. 37-41
Bioline Code: os11008
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
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Brazilian Journal of Oral Sciences, Vol. 10, No. 1, 2011, pp. 37-41

 en Comparison of root canals obturated with ProTaper gutta-percha master point using the active lateral condensation and the single-cone techniques: a bacterial leakage study
Mercês, Anizabele Milet do Amaral; Aguiar, Carlos Menezes; Shinohara, Neide Kazue Sakugawa; Câmara, Andréa Cruz & Poli de Figueiredo, Jose Antonio

Abstract


Aim: The aim of the present study was to assess the recontamination time of root canals filled with ProTaper gutta-percha masterpoint using the active lateral condensation and the single-cone techniques.
Methods: Fifty premolars, after biomechanical preparation, were randomly divided into six groups according to the obturation technique and the diameter of the gutta-percha point. For leakage evaluation, the roots were mounted in a dual-chamber leakage model system using Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Enterococcus faecalis, Escherichia coli, and Staphylococcus aureus. The Kaplan-Meier and Long-Rank tests were employed at the .05 level of significance.
Results: The recontamination was detected between the 13th and 80th days. The active lateral condensation produced less infiltration than the single cone technique, though without statistically significant differences between them.
Conclusions: It may be concluded that there was no difference in bacterial penetration between the two root canal filling techniques. The mean root canal contamination time was 67 days.

Keywords
Comparison of root canals obturated with ProTaper gutta-percha master point using the active lateral condensation and the single-cone techniques: a bacterial leakage study

 
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