Journal of Indian Society of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry
Journal of Indian Society of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry
                                                   Official journal of the Indian Society of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry                           
Year : 2010  |  Volume : 28  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 25--29

Clinical and radiographic evaluation of pulpectomies using three root canal filling materials: An in-vivo study


K Ramar1, J Mungara2 
1 Lecturer, Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, SRM Dental College, Chennai, India
2 Professor and Head, Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, Ragas Dental College, Chennai, India

Correspondence Address:
K Ramar
Department of Pedodontic and Preventive Dentistry, SRM Dental College, Ramapuram, Chennai
India

Various root canal filling materials are used to preserve a pulpally involved carious primary tooth. But there is no single material so far available to fulfill all the requirements of an ideal root canal filling material for a primary tooth. Hence this study was undertaken to evaluate clinically and radiographically the efficacy of three obturating materials - Calcium hydroxide with Iodoform (METAPEX), Zinc Oxide Eugenol with Iodoform (RC FILL) and Zinc Oxide Eugenol and Calcium hydroxide with Iodoform (ENDOFLAS) for a period of 9 months. Results show ENDOFLAS gave an overall success rate of 95.1%, METAPEX - 90.5% and RC FILL - 84.7%. In our study, we conclude that ENDOFLAS, a mixture of Zinc Oxide Eugenol and Calcium hydroxide with Iodoform fulfills most of the required properties of an ideal root canal filling for primary teeth.


How to cite this article:
Ramar K, Mungara J. Clinical and radiographic evaluation of pulpectomies using three root canal filling materials: An in-vivo study.J Indian Soc Pedod Prev Dent 2010;28:25-29


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Ramar K, Mungara J. Clinical and radiographic evaluation of pulpectomies using three root canal filling materials: An in-vivo study. J Indian Soc Pedod Prev Dent [serial online] 2010 [cited 2021 May 13 ];28:25-29
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