Cross-sectional assessment of apical dye penetration following clinical simulation of various endodontic techniques.

@article{Gatewood2004CrosssectionalAO,
  title={Cross-sectional assessment of apical dye penetration following clinical simulation of various endodontic techniques.},
  author={Ronald Gatewood and Doug Parsell and Charter Rushing},
  journal={General dentistry},
  year={2004},
  volume={52 4},
  pages={342-7; quiz 348, 365-6}
}
This study compared apical leakage in mesial roots of mandibular molars that resulted from three different instrumentation/obturation techniques performed in a simulated clinical setting: hand instrumentation by nickel-titanium files followed by cold lateral condensation of gutta-percha/sealer; rotary instrumentation followed by the Microseal system of obturation with softened gutta-percha; and rotary instrumentation followed by obturation with the Thermafil system. Lateral condensation… CONTINUE READING