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In Vivo Evaluation of 3 Electronic Apex Locators: Root ZX Mini, Apex ID, and Propex Pixi.
J Endod. 2020 Feb; 46(2):158-161.JE

Abstract

INTRODUCTION

The aim of this in vivo study was to compare the accuracy of 3 electronic apex locators (EALs) (Root ZX mini [J Morita Corp, Tokyo, Japan], Apex ID [SybronEndo, Glendora, CA], and Propex Pixi [Dentsply Maillefer, Ballaigues, Switzerland]) to determine the working length.

METHODS

Thirty single-rooted human teeth that were scheduled for extraction were selected for the study. Electronic measurements were performed with the 3 EALs. After the teeth had been extracted, a #10 K-file was used to determine the actual working length, which was established at 0.5 mm short of the major foramen. The data were statistically analyzed with analysis of variance (α = 0.05).

RESULTS

No significant differences were found among the experimental groups (P > .05). The mean distance from the actual working length to the file tip was 0.163 ± 0.032 mm when Root ZX mini was used, 0.343 ± 0.032 mm for Propex Pixi , and 0.012 ± 0.008 mm for Apex ID.

CONCLUSIONS

Under the in vivo conditions of this study, no statistically significant differences were observed among the 3 EALs.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Endodontics, Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo Léon, Monterrey, Nuevo Léon, Mexico.Department of Endodontics, Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo Léon, Monterrey, Nuevo Léon, Mexico. Electronic address: susangomaz2602@yahoo.com.Department of Endodontics, Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo Léon, Monterrey, Nuevo Léon, Mexico.Department of Endodontics, Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo Léon, Monterrey, Nuevo Léon, Mexico.Department of Endodontics, Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo Léon, Monterrey, Nuevo Léon, Mexico.Department of Statistics, Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo Léon, Monterrey, Nuevo Léon, Mexico.

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

31839411

Citation

Serna-Peña, Gabriela, et al. "In Vivo Evaluation of 3 Electronic Apex Locators: Root ZX Mini, Apex ID, and Propex Pixi." Journal of Endodontics, vol. 46, no. 2, 2020, pp. 158-161.
Serna-Peña G, Gomes-Azevedo S, Flores-Treviño J, et al. In Vivo Evaluation of 3 Electronic Apex Locators: Root ZX Mini, Apex ID, and Propex Pixi. J Endod. 2020;46(2):158-161.
Serna-Peña, G., Gomes-Azevedo, S., Flores-Treviño, J., Madla-Cruz, E., Rodríguez-Delgado, I., & Martínez-González, G. (2020). In Vivo Evaluation of 3 Electronic Apex Locators: Root ZX Mini, Apex ID, and Propex Pixi. Journal of Endodontics, 46(2), 158-161. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.joen.2019.10.035
Serna-Peña G, et al. In Vivo Evaluation of 3 Electronic Apex Locators: Root ZX Mini, Apex ID, and Propex Pixi. J Endod. 2020;46(2):158-161. PubMed PMID: 31839411.
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TY - JOUR T1 - In Vivo Evaluation of 3 Electronic Apex Locators: Root ZX Mini, Apex ID, and Propex Pixi. AU - Serna-Peña,Gabriela, AU - Gomes-Azevedo,Susana, AU - Flores-Treviño,Jorge, AU - Madla-Cruz,Elizabeth, AU - Rodríguez-Delgado,Idalia, AU - Martínez-González,Gustavo, Y1 - 2019/12/12/ PY - 2019/06/30/received PY - 2019/10/27/revised PY - 2019/10/30/accepted PY - 2019/12/17/pubmed PY - 2020/3/3/medline PY - 2019/12/17/entrez KW - Apex ID KW - Propex Pixi KW - Root ZX mini KW - electronic apex locator KW - working length SP - 158 EP - 161 JF - Journal of endodontics JO - J Endod VL - 46 IS - 2 N2 - INTRODUCTION: The aim of this in vivo study was to compare the accuracy of 3 electronic apex locators (EALs) (Root ZX mini [J Morita Corp, Tokyo, Japan], Apex ID [SybronEndo, Glendora, CA], and Propex Pixi [Dentsply Maillefer, Ballaigues, Switzerland]) to determine the working length. METHODS: Thirty single-rooted human teeth that were scheduled for extraction were selected for the study. Electronic measurements were performed with the 3 EALs. After the teeth had been extracted, a #10 K-file was used to determine the actual working length, which was established at 0.5 mm short of the major foramen. The data were statistically analyzed with analysis of variance (α = 0.05). RESULTS: No significant differences were found among the experimental groups (P > .05). The mean distance from the actual working length to the file tip was 0.163 ± 0.032 mm when Root ZX mini was used, 0.343 ± 0.032 mm for Propex Pixi , and 0.012 ± 0.008 mm for Apex ID. CONCLUSIONS: Under the in vivo conditions of this study, no statistically significant differences were observed among the 3 EALs. SN - 1878-3554 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/31839411/In_Vivo_Evaluation_of_3_Electronic_Apex_Locators:_Root_ZX_Mini_Apex_ID_and_Propex_Pixi_ L2 - https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0099-2399(19)30845-3 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -