Obturation Technique Used for Maxillary Canine- Single Cone Vs Lateral Compaction

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S Santhosh Bala, Dr Adimulapu Hima Sandeep


Introduction: Obturation is used to seal and prevent reinfection of the cleansed, shaped, and disinfected root canal system. It has been stressed that excellent obturation should result in a good seal, which encompasses the apical, coronal, and lateral seals. There are several obturation procedures available, with no variation in long-term results, and no approach that eliminates leaking. The aim of the study is to determine the most commonly used Obturation technique for endodontic treatment of Maxillary permanent canines.

Materials and method: In this retrospective study, the data was collected from the hospital database and further analysis was done and the results were tabulated.A statistical analysis of the collected data regarding the variance among the different obturation techniques used for the treatment of maxillary permanent canines.

Results: The study sample consisted of 957 patients. Out of 957 patients, 52.42% underwent endodontic treatment for the maxillary left permanent canine, and 47.58% underwent endodontic treatment for the maxillary right permanent canine. When it comes to the Obturation technique used, 58.65% of the population used Lateral compaction technique and 41.35% of the population underwent Matched taper single cone technique.

Discussion: While other techniques call for a wider flare and the unnecessary removal of sound enamel for easier instrumentation, cold lateral compaction offers caries- guided removal of tooth structure. Hence, it is the preferred obturation technique for maxillary canines. While each technique has its advantages and disadvantages, it is safe to say that most dentists employ the technique which they are more knowledgeable on. Other factors that contribute to the technique chosen include the anatomical intricacies of the affected tooth, armamentarium and material availability, cost, patient’s willingness to comply, etc.

Conclusion: It can be concluded that Cold Lateral compaction is the most commonly used obturation technique to treat maxillary permanent canines.

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