Acta Scientific Dental Sciences (ASDS)(ISSN: 2581-4893)

Research Article Volume 6 Issue 4

Assessment of Tip Surface of Gutta-Percha After Cutting with Various Techniques

Brijila Kuriakose1*, Rahul Maria2, Aishwarya Singh1, Neha Dubey1 and Karthi M1

1Post graduate student Department of Conservative dentistry and Endodontics, Bhabha college of dental sciences, India
2Professor and H.O.D, Department of Conservative dentistry and Endodontics, Bhabha college of dental sciences, India

*Corresponding Author: Brijila Kuriakose, Post graduate student Department of Conservative dentistry and Endodontics, Bhabha college of dental sciences, India.

Received: March 14, 2022; Published: March 21, 2022


Aim: The aim of this study was to analyze the tip surface of gutta-percha after clipping it with various techniques.

Materials and Methods: A total of 45 standardized gutta-percha cone size 25 were used in this study. The gutta-percha cones were divided into three groups of 15 samples each according to the cutting methods. In group I- scissor, Group II- Scalpel blade against glass slab, Group III- Tipsnip were used to cut off the segments. After cutting, the tip surface is examined under stereomicroscope for topographic deformity.

Results: According to the results, significant deformities in the topographic surface of gutta-percha standardized cones were found with scissor and sharp surgical blade whereas Tipsnip allowed the formation of smooth gutta-percha cone surface.

Conclusions: Results of this study recommended that the Tipsnips were the best method to cut gutta-percha cones efficiently than scalpel blade and scissor.

Keywords: Gutta-Percha; Clipped; Cones; Root Canal; Filling Materials; Tip Surface


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Citation: Brijila Kuriakose., et al. “Assessment of Tip Surface of Gutta-Percha After Cutting with Various Techniques".Acta Scientific Dental Sciences 6.4 (2022): 76-79.


Copyright: © 2022 Brijila Kuriakose., et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


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