Background: An ideal root canal filling should fill the entire root canal system in three dimensions and form a homogenous mass. Warm vertical (WV) compaction of gutta-percha was proposed in the 1960s, and this technique has been shown to lead to satisfactory results in terms of homogeneity and to fill a high percentage of the root canal area with gutta-percha material. Aim of the study: To analyze root canal obturation techniques with gutta percha. Materials and methods: The present study was conducted in the Department of Conservative dentistry and Endodontics of the Dental institution. For the study, we used 100 extracted permanent maxillary central incisors with single canal and completed apex formation. We excluded teeth with morphological anomalies and multiple root canals to avoid any bias in the results. For the preparation of root canals, access cavity was made and the canal was located using a #8 K-file. After the canals were located, we cut the crowns of the teeth such that the working length of the canal was standardized at 22 mm for all teeth. The biomechancal preparation of the canals was done using K-files. Results: Mean gutta percha weight in Group 1 which were obturated with mechanical lateral condensation technique was 11.65 + 2.1 g. Mean gutta percha weight in Group B which were obturated with conventional lateral condensation technique was 8.20 + 1.8 g. Conclusion: From the above results of the study, this can be concluded that both the techniques are quite effective in sealing the root canal; however, out study has demonstrated that MLC is superior to CLC.
Key words: Root canal treatment, gutta percha, root canal fillings.
Received: 5 January 2019 Revised: 25 January 2019 Accepted: 28 January 2019
Corresponding Author: Dr. Prachi Dave, B.D.S., MBA, A.J. Institute of Dental Sciences, Mangalore, Karnataka, India,
This article may be cited as: Dave P, Kanani KB, Gill V, Patel P, Raghu AA, Ajitkumar PA. Analysis of for Root Canal Obturation Techniques with Gutta Percha: An Observational Study. J Adv Med Dent Scie Res 2019;7(2):1-4.