Journal: Drug Invention Today

Article Id: JPRS-Pcol-00004602
Title: Accuracy of apex locators in determining working length in single-rooted teeth – A histologic analysis
Category: Pharmacology
Section: Research Article
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    Aim: This study aims to determine the accuracy of apex locators in determining the working length using histologic methods. Materials and Methods: A total of 45 extracted single-rooted teeth were collected. Access opening and coronal enlargement of the teeth were done. The working length was determined using Root ZX and Propexpixi apex locators. The orifice was closed using glass ionomer cement along with the file and was given for decalcification process to check the position of the file. Results: There was a significant difference between the pre-operative working length and working length determined by Propexpixi (P = 0.049) and between Propexpixi and Root ZX (P = 0.047). There was no significant difference between the pre-operative working length and working length determined by Root ZX (P = 1.000). Conclusion: The working length determined by Root ZX apex locator was more accurate when compared with the working length determined by Propexpixi apex locator.

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    L. Sri Varsha*, S. Pradeep

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    Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Saveetha University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

    *Corresponding author: L. Sri Varsha, Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Saveetha University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.

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    Author:

    L. Sri Varsha*, S. Pradeep

    Title:Accuracy of apex locators in determining working length in single-rooted teeth – A histologic analysis
    Journal:Drug Invention Today
    Vol(issue):11 (December )
    Year:2019
    Page No: (3184-3188)
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    Methodology: Histologic methods, Propexpixi, Root ZX, Working length
    Research Materials:Decalcification

Keywords

Decalcification Histologic methods Propexpixi Root ZX Working length

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