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Cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) produces undistorted three-dimensional information of the maxillofacial skeleton, including the teeth and their surrounding tissues with a lower effective radiation dose than computed tomography. The aim of this paper is to: (i) review the current literature on the applications and limitations of CBCT; (ii) make(More)
The purpose of this study was to determine, by using a spectrophotometer device, the color stability of silorane in comparison with four methacrylate-based composites after being immersed in different staining solutions such as coffee, black tea, red wine, orange juice, and coke, and distilled water as control group. Four restorative methacrylate-based(More)
The purpose of this review was (i) to conduct a literature review on the prevalence and morphologic classification of mandibular first molars with disto-lingual (DL) roots, and (ii) to discuss the clinical approach to diagnosis and root canal treatment of these teeth. A search was carried out on electronic (MEDLINE, PubMed and Cochrane) and hand databases,(More)
AIM To evaluate the efficacy of ProTaper Retreatment files, Mtwo Retreatment files and Twisted Files for removal of gutta-percha and Resilon in straight root canals. METHODOLOGY Ninety single root canals were instrumented and randomly allocated into 6 groups of 15 specimens each with regards to the filling material and instruments used. Group 1:(More)
AIM  To evaluate morphological changes to the major foramen after overinstrumentation with ProTaper Universal and ProFile Vortex Ni-Ti rotary instruments. METHODOLOGY Twenty-eight mesiobuccal canals of maxillary and mandibular first molars were divided into two groups of 14 canals each. The root canals were prepared with ProTaper Universal or ProFile(More)
This Position Statement represents a consensus of an expert committee convened by the European Society of Endodontology (ESE) on the use of Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT). The statement is based on the current scientific evidence, and provides the clinician with evidence-based criteria on when to use CBCT in Endodontics. Given the dynamic and changing(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to determine the antimicrobial efficacy of sodium hypochlorite adjusted to pH 12, 7.5, and 6.5 in human root canals infected by Enterococcus faecalis. STUDY DESIGN One hundred sixty-five human single-rooted teeth were prepared and inoculated with E. faecalis for 48 h. Teeth were divided into 3 experimental groups(More)
INTRODUCTION Difficult handling, long setting time, and potential discoloration are important drawbacks of white mineral trioxide aggregate (WMTA). The development of Biodentine, a recently developed calcium silicate-based material (CSM), has overcome some of these shortcomings; however, there are no available data on its color stability. A previous study(More)
AIM To present a case of a mandibular first molar with an additional distolingual root [radix entomolaris (RE)] and to discuss the use of cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) for its identification and management during root canal treatment. SUMMARY A 52-year-old Caucasian woman was referred for root canal treatment of the right mandibular first molar(More)
INTRODUCTION iPex is a fourth-generation apex locator (EAL) that has not yet been tested in vivo. The purpose of this study was to compare the accuracy of the Root ZX (J Morita Corp, Tokyo, Japan) and iPex (NSK, Tochigi, Japan) EALs. METHODS The working length (WL) was determined electronically for 40 root canals of human teeth with a K-file and one of(More)