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Root canal filling with calcium hydroxide using different techniques.

Authors
  • Estrela, Carlos
  • Mamede Neto, Iussif
  • Lopes, Hélio Pereira
  • Estrela, Cyntia R A
  • Pécora, Jesus Djalma
Type
Published Article
Journal
Brazilian Dental Journal
Publisher
SciELO
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2002
Volume
13
Issue
1
Pages
53–56
Identifiers
PMID: 11870964
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Several different techniques for placing calcium hydroxide into root canals have been proposed, such as amalgam carriers, vertical pluggers, McSpadden compactors, Lentulo drills, files and special syringes. Because correct filling of the root canal is necessary for calcium hydroxide paste to act effectively, the aim of this research was to study different techniques of root canal filling with calcium hydroxide pastes in dog teeth. The placement of calcium hydroxide with a file, absorbent paper points and vertical pluggers presented the lowest number of empty spaces in the three thirds of the root canal, followed by the Lentulo drill and the McSpadden compactor.

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