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Canal Transportation and Centering Ability of Protaper and Self-adjusting File System in Long Oval Canals: An Ex-vivo Cone-beam Computed Tomography Analysis

D.Y. Shah, S.I. Wadekar, A.M. Dadpe, G.R. Jadhav, L.J. Choudhary, D.D. Kalra

Journal of Conservative Dentistry. 2017;20:105-9


CONTEXT AND AIMS: The purpose of this study was to compare and evaluate the shaping ability of ProTaper (PT) and Self-Adjusting File (SAF) system using cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) to assess their performance in oval-shaped root canals.

MATERIALS AND METHODS: Sixty-two mandibular premolars with single oval canals were divided into two experimental groups (n = 31) according to the systems used: Group I – PT and Group II – SAF. Canals were evaluated before and after instrumentation using CBCT to assess centering ratio and canal transportation at three levels. Data were statistically analyzed using one-way analysis of variance, post hoc Tukey's test, and t-test.

RESULTS: The SAF showed better centering ability and lesser canal transportation than the PT only in the buccolingual plane at 6 and 9 mm levels. The shaping ability of the PT was best in the apical third in both the planes. The SAF had statistically significant better centering and lesser canal transportation in the buccolingual as compared to the mesiodistal plane at the middle and coronal levels.

CONCLUSIONS: The SAF produced significantly less transportation and remained centered than the PT at the middle and coronal levels in the buccolingual plane of oval canals. In the mesiodistal plane, the performance of both the systems was parallel.


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