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Is there any difference in length measurement methods for pulpectomies in primary teeth?-A double-blind, controlled clinical trial.
Int J Paediatr Dent 2019; 29(6):712-719IJ

Abstract

BACKGROUND

Working length is an important step in primary teeth pulpectomy.

AIM

To evaluate whether there is a significant difference in the accuracy of electronic apex locators compared to the conventional radiography in working length measurements.

DESIGN

Sixty-four children (192 canals) between 5 and 9 years of age with indication for pulpectomy of a primary molar were included after eligibility criteria. A radiographic measurement was obtained from pre-operative radiography from the cusp tip to the apex or resorption of the root. The electronic measurement was obtained from a complete measurement of the canal with an electronic device up to the apex. Data were analysed with Bland-Altman plots and Wilcoxon test. Statistical significance was set at P ≤ .05.

RESULTS

Statistically, there is not any significant difference between radiographic and electronic measurements for the palatal canal or distal canal, as well as mesiobuccal canals (P > .05). Statistically, there, however, is a significant difference between the measurements for the distobuccal canal and mesiolingual canal measurements (P < .05). High internal consistency for both radiographic and electronic methods was achieved (α ≅ 1).

CONCLUSIONS

Electronic and radiographic methods are similar in determining the length measurement of the root canals in primary teeth pulpectomies, except in distobuccal or mesiolingual canals.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Pediatric Dentistry, School of Dentistry, Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Florianópolis, SC, Brazil.Department of Pediatric Dentistry, School of Dentistry, Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Florianópolis, SC, Brazil.Department of Pediatric Dentistry, School of Dentistry, Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Florianópolis, SC, Brazil.Department of Pediatric Dentistry, School of Dentistry, Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Florianópolis, SC, Brazil.

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

31356705

Citation

de Alencar, Nashalie Andrade, et al. "Is There Any Difference in Length Measurement Methods for Pulpectomies in Primary teeth?-A Double-blind, Controlled Clinical Trial." International Journal of Paediatric Dentistry, vol. 29, no. 6, 2019, pp. 712-719.
de Alencar NA, Oriano MD, Bolan M, et al. Is there any difference in length measurement methods for pulpectomies in primary teeth?-A double-blind, controlled clinical trial. Int J Paediatr Dent. 2019;29(6):712-719.
de Alencar, N. A., Oriano, M. D., Bolan, M., & Cardoso, M. (2019). Is there any difference in length measurement methods for pulpectomies in primary teeth?-A double-blind, controlled clinical trial. International Journal of Paediatric Dentistry, 29(6), pp. 712-719. doi:10.1111/ipd.12567.
de Alencar NA, et al. Is There Any Difference in Length Measurement Methods for Pulpectomies in Primary teeth?-A Double-blind, Controlled Clinical Trial. Int J Paediatr Dent. 2019;29(6):712-719. PubMed PMID: 31356705.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Is there any difference in length measurement methods for pulpectomies in primary teeth?-A double-blind, controlled clinical trial. AU - de Alencar,Nashalie Andrade, AU - Oriano,Marcela D'Avila, AU - Bolan,Michele, AU - Cardoso,Mariane, Y1 - 2019/08/24/ PY - 2018/12/26/received PY - 2019/07/01/revised PY - 2019/07/22/accepted PY - 2019/7/30/pubmed PY - 2019/7/30/medline PY - 2019/7/30/entrez KW - clinical trial KW - odontometry KW - primary teeth KW - pulpectomy KW - root canal SP - 712 EP - 719 JF - International journal of paediatric dentistry JO - Int J Paediatr Dent VL - 29 IS - 6 N2 - BACKGROUND: Working length is an important step in primary teeth pulpectomy. AIM: To evaluate whether there is a significant difference in the accuracy of electronic apex locators compared to the conventional radiography in working length measurements. DESIGN: Sixty-four children (192 canals) between 5 and 9 years of age with indication for pulpectomy of a primary molar were included after eligibility criteria. A radiographic measurement was obtained from pre-operative radiography from the cusp tip to the apex or resorption of the root. The electronic measurement was obtained from a complete measurement of the canal with an electronic device up to the apex. Data were analysed with Bland-Altman plots and Wilcoxon test. Statistical significance was set at P ≤ .05. RESULTS: Statistically, there is not any significant difference between radiographic and electronic measurements for the palatal canal or distal canal, as well as mesiobuccal canals (P > .05). Statistically, there, however, is a significant difference between the measurements for the distobuccal canal and mesiolingual canal measurements (P < .05). High internal consistency for both radiographic and electronic methods was achieved (α ≅ 1). CONCLUSIONS: Electronic and radiographic methods are similar in determining the length measurement of the root canals in primary teeth pulpectomies, except in distobuccal or mesiolingual canals. SN - 1365-263X UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/31356705/Is_there_any_difference_in_length_measurement_methods_for_pulpectomies_in_primary_teeth-A_double-blind,_controlled_clinical_trial L2 - https://doi.org/10.1111/ipd.12567 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -