Effect of different temperatures and penetration depths of a System B plugger in the filling of artificially created oval canals

Il Young Jung, Sun Bok Lee, Eui Seong Kim, Chan Young Lee, Seung Jong Lee

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Abstract

Objectives. The purpose of this study was to compare the gutta-percha-filled area in oval canals while varying the temperature and penetration depth of the System B plugger. Study design. Seventy-five resin blocks, with artificially created oval canals, were obturated by using a continuous wave technique. In groups 1, 2, and 3, the plugger was introduced to a depth of 4 mm from the apex at set temperatures of 100, 200, and 350°C, respectively. In group 4, the plugger was inserted to a depth of 2 mm from the apex at a set temperature of 200°C. Group 5 was obturated in the same way as group 2, and then an additional cold plugging was performed to a depth of 3 mm from the apex. The cross sections of the obturated canals were photographed, and the percentage of the gutta-percha-filled area (PGP) was measured. Results. No significant differences were found between the 3 different temperature settings (P > .05). At 1 mm from the apex, group 4 showed the highest PGP (95.57% ± 6.86), followed by group 5 (84.72% ± 12.19), and group 2 (67.33 ± 13.03) (P < .05). Conclusion. In artificially created oval canals, plugger temperature within the range used in this study did not affect the PGP. However, the penetration depth of the plugger was significantly related to PGP.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)453-457
Number of pages5
JournalOral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology, Oral Radiology, and Endodontics
Volume96
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2003 Oct 1

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery
  • Oral Surgery
  • Otorhinolaryngology
  • Dentistry(all)

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