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Comparison of digital radiography and apex locator with the conventional method in root length determination of primary teeth.
J Indian Soc Pedod Prev Dent. 2011 Oct-Dec; 29(4):300-4.JI

Abstract

AIM

The purpose of this study was to compare the Working length in primary teeth endodontics using intra oral digital radiovisiography and apex locator with conventional method for accuracy.

MATERIALS AND METHODS

This in vivo study was conducted on 30 primary teeth which were indicated for pulpectomy in the patients of the age group of 5-11 years All experimental teeth had adequate remaining tooth structure for rubber dam isolation and radiographicaly visible canals. Endodontic treatment was required due to irreversible pulpitis or pulp necrosis. A standardized intraoral periapical radiograph of the tooth was taken using conventional method by paralleling technique. The distance between the source and the tooth, tooth and the films were standardized using X-ray positioning device. During the pulpectomy procedure, the working length was determined by digital radiograph and apex locator. The measurements were then compared with the conventional method of root canal measurement technique for accuracy.

RESULT

From the results obtained we can conclude that Working length determined in primary molars using digital radiography and Apex locator did not show any significant difference in the mean working length measurements when compared with the conventional radiographic method.

CONCLUSIONS

Apex locator is comparable to conventional radiograph in determining the working length without radiation in the primary teeth. Intraoral digital radiography is the safest method in determining the working length with significant reduction in radiation exposure.Hence, both the techniques can be safely used as alternatives to conventional radiographic methods in determining working length in primary teeth.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, College of Dental Sciences, Davangere, Karnataka, India. neena.ganesh@gmail.comNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Comparative Study
Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

22016313

Citation

Neena, I E., et al. "Comparison of Digital Radiography and Apex Locator With the Conventional Method in Root Length Determination of Primary Teeth." Journal of the Indian Society of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, vol. 29, no. 4, 2011, pp. 300-4.
Neena IE, Ananthraj A, Praveen P, et al. Comparison of digital radiography and apex locator with the conventional method in root length determination of primary teeth. J Indian Soc Pedod Prev Dent. 2011;29(4):300-4.
Neena, I. E., Ananthraj, A., Praveen, P., Karthik, V., & Rani, P. (2011). Comparison of digital radiography and apex locator with the conventional method in root length determination of primary teeth. Journal of the Indian Society of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, 29(4), 300-4. https://doi.org/10.4103/0970-4388.86371
Neena IE, et al. Comparison of Digital Radiography and Apex Locator With the Conventional Method in Root Length Determination of Primary Teeth. J Indian Soc Pedod Prev Dent. 2011 Oct-Dec;29(4):300-4. PubMed PMID: 22016313.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Comparison of digital radiography and apex locator with the conventional method in root length determination of primary teeth. AU - Neena,I E, AU - Ananthraj,A, AU - Praveen,P, AU - Karthik,V, AU - Rani,P, PY - 2011/10/22/entrez PY - 2011/10/22/pubmed PY - 2012/3/1/medline SP - 300 EP - 4 JF - Journal of the Indian Society of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry JO - J Indian Soc Pedod Prev Dent VL - 29 IS - 4 N2 - AIM: The purpose of this study was to compare the Working length in primary teeth endodontics using intra oral digital radiovisiography and apex locator with conventional method for accuracy. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This in vivo study was conducted on 30 primary teeth which were indicated for pulpectomy in the patients of the age group of 5-11 years All experimental teeth had adequate remaining tooth structure for rubber dam isolation and radiographicaly visible canals. Endodontic treatment was required due to irreversible pulpitis or pulp necrosis. A standardized intraoral periapical radiograph of the tooth was taken using conventional method by paralleling technique. The distance between the source and the tooth, tooth and the films were standardized using X-ray positioning device. During the pulpectomy procedure, the working length was determined by digital radiograph and apex locator. The measurements were then compared with the conventional method of root canal measurement technique for accuracy. RESULT: From the results obtained we can conclude that Working length determined in primary molars using digital radiography and Apex locator did not show any significant difference in the mean working length measurements when compared with the conventional radiographic method. CONCLUSIONS: Apex locator is comparable to conventional radiograph in determining the working length without radiation in the primary teeth. Intraoral digital radiography is the safest method in determining the working length with significant reduction in radiation exposure.Hence, both the techniques can be safely used as alternatives to conventional radiographic methods in determining working length in primary teeth. SN - 1998-3905 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/22016313/Comparison_of_digital_radiography_and_apex_locator_with_the_conventional_method_in_root_length_determination_of_primary_teeth_ L2 - http://www.jisppd.com/article.asp?issn=0970-4388;year=2011;volume=29;issue=4;spage=300;epage=304;aulast=Neena DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -