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

Research Article Volume 7 Issue 1

Accuracy of Different Apex Locators in presence of Newer Irrigants- An invitro study

Vimala N1*, Mansi Vandekar2, Rashmi Sharma3, Nikita Toprani4, Abhishek Tiwari5 and Aishwarya Pawar5

1Professor, Department of Conservative Dentistry, DY Patil University School of Dentistry, Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
2Head of Department, Department of Conservative Dentistry, DYPatil University School of Dentistry, Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
3Professor, Department of Conservative Dentistry, DYPatil University School of Dentistry, Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
4Lecturer, Department of Conservative Dentistry, DYPatil University School of Dentistry, Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
5Postgraduate, Department of Conservative Dentistry, DYPatil University School of Dentistry, Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

*Corresponding Author: Vimala N, Professor, Department of Conservative Dentistry, DY Patil University School of Dentistry, Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.

Received: December 22, 2022; Published: December 30, 2022

Abstract

Introduction: The study compared accuracy of J Morita- Root ZX mini (multiple frequency based), Woodpecker gold V (multiple frequency based), Coltene Canal pro (multiple frequency based) apex locators with the irrigating solutions, NaOCl, Endosolv, Citric acid, HEBP.

Methodology: The actual root canal length of teeth were measured using a 10 size K file under a dental operating microscope. The samples were mounted in alginate model and the electronic working length was recorded in both dry and wet (with irrigants. Variation in the readings of EALs after blockage was compared with actual length (measurement under microscope). The error was subjected to statistical analysis (ANOVA test and Post hoc Bonferroni test).

Results: The mean overall (dry and wet canal) error for Root zx mini was 0.116 mm with maximum and minimum error range of: -2.1 to 1.5mm. The overall (dry and wet canal) mean error for Woodpex 5 was 0.305 within a range of: -1 mm to 1.80mm.The overall (dry and wet canal) mean error for Coltene canal pro was 0.271 within a range of : -2.100 to 1.80.

Conclusion: Root ZX mini was the most accurate EAL amongst all the three EALs used in this study in both wet and dry conditions. Amongst the 4 irrigants used, all the three EALs recorded the highest deviation from actual length in presence of Citric acid.

Keywords: Apex Locators; Irrigants; Working Length

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Citation

Citation: Vimala N., et al. “Accuracy of Different Apex Locators in presence of Newer Irrigants- An invitro study".Acta Scientific Dental Sciences 7.1 (2023): 114-120.

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Copyright: © 2023 Vimala N., 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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