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Article: Outcome of root canal treatment using Thermafil and cold lateral condensation filling techniques

TitleOutcome of root canal treatment using Thermafil and cold lateral condensation filling techniques
Authors
Issue Date2005
PublisherBlackwell Publishing Ltd. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.blackwellpublishing.com/journals/IEJ
Citation
International Endodontic Journal, 2005, v. 38 n. 3, p. 179-185 How to Cite?
AbstractAim: To evaluate the outcome of root canal treatment (RCT) using either Thermafil (TF) or lateral condensation (LC) as filling technique, and to compare the time required for the treatment when either filling technique was used. Methodology: This study involved all patients attending the dental clinic of a university in Hong Kong who required primary, nonsurgical RCT. It was a prospective clinical trial involving 85 teeth in 79 patients aged 15-69 years (mean 48 ± 12 years), which required root treatment and finally filling with either TF or LC by one of four dentists following a standard treatment protocol. The time used for the entire course of treatment was recorded. The treated teeth were examined both clinically and radiographically 3 years after the treatment by a single examiner who did not know their group assignment. Results: A total of 85 teeth from 79 patients were included in this study and 71 teeth from 64 patients were examined after 3 years. Thirty-four teeth were root filled with LC and 37 with TF. The overall attrition rate was 16% (14/85). There were 22 incisors and canines. 21 premolars and 28 molars for evaluation. Post-treatment disease with clinical symptoms and/or radiographic radiolucency was observed in seven teeth (21%) of the LC group and in seven teeth (19%) in the TF group. There was no statistically significant difference (P > 0.05) for the presence of disease between the two groups. It was found that irrespective of the filling method used, teeth later restored with extracoronal restorations had a lower association with disease than those receiving intracoronal restorations (7% vs. 30%; P = 0.037). RCT took, on average, 20 min less when TF was used for filling compared with LC (98 min vs. 78 min, P = 0.003). Conclusions: Using TF or LC in the filling of root canals did not result in significant difference in the clinical treatment outcome. TF consumed significantly less time than LC. The type of postendodontic restoration had a significant association with the presence of post-treatment disease. © 2005 International Endodontic Journal.
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2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 2.020
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dc.contributor.authorChu, CHen_HK
dc.contributor.authorLo, ECMen_HK
dc.contributor.authorCheung, GSPen_HK
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dc.date.available2010-09-06T05:42:01Z-
dc.date.issued2005en_HK
dc.identifier.citationInternational Endodontic Journal, 2005, v. 38 n. 3, p. 179-185en_HK
dc.identifier.issn0143-2885en_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/65910-
dc.description.abstractAim: To evaluate the outcome of root canal treatment (RCT) using either Thermafil (TF) or lateral condensation (LC) as filling technique, and to compare the time required for the treatment when either filling technique was used. Methodology: This study involved all patients attending the dental clinic of a university in Hong Kong who required primary, nonsurgical RCT. It was a prospective clinical trial involving 85 teeth in 79 patients aged 15-69 years (mean 48 ± 12 years), which required root treatment and finally filling with either TF or LC by one of four dentists following a standard treatment protocol. The time used for the entire course of treatment was recorded. The treated teeth were examined both clinically and radiographically 3 years after the treatment by a single examiner who did not know their group assignment. Results: A total of 85 teeth from 79 patients were included in this study and 71 teeth from 64 patients were examined after 3 years. Thirty-four teeth were root filled with LC and 37 with TF. The overall attrition rate was 16% (14/85). There were 22 incisors and canines. 21 premolars and 28 molars for evaluation. Post-treatment disease with clinical symptoms and/or radiographic radiolucency was observed in seven teeth (21%) of the LC group and in seven teeth (19%) in the TF group. There was no statistically significant difference (P > 0.05) for the presence of disease between the two groups. It was found that irrespective of the filling method used, teeth later restored with extracoronal restorations had a lower association with disease than those receiving intracoronal restorations (7% vs. 30%; P = 0.037). RCT took, on average, 20 min less when TF was used for filling compared with LC (98 min vs. 78 min, P = 0.003). Conclusions: Using TF or LC in the filling of root canals did not result in significant difference in the clinical treatment outcome. TF consumed significantly less time than LC. The type of postendodontic restoration had a significant association with the presence of post-treatment disease. © 2005 International Endodontic Journal.en_HK
dc.languageengen_HK
dc.publisherBlackwell Publishing Ltd. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.blackwellpublishing.com/journals/IEJen_HK
dc.relation.ispartofInternational Endodontic Journalen_HK
dc.rightsInternational Endodontic Journal. Copyright © Blackwell Publishing Ltd.en_HK
dc.subject.meshAdolescenten_HK
dc.subject.meshAdulten_HK
dc.subject.meshAgeden_HK
dc.subject.meshDental Restoration Failureen_HK
dc.subject.meshDental Restoration, Permanent - adverse effects - methodsen_HK
dc.subject.meshEpisode of Careen_HK
dc.subject.meshHumansen_HK
dc.subject.meshMiddle Ageden_HK
dc.subject.meshOdds Ratioen_HK
dc.subject.meshProspective Studiesen_HK
dc.subject.meshRegression Analysisen_HK
dc.subject.meshRoot Canal Obturation - methodsen_HK
dc.subject.meshTime Factorsen_HK
dc.subject.meshTooth Crownen_HK
dc.subject.meshTreatment Outcomeen_HK
dc.titleOutcome of root canal treatment using Thermafil and cold lateral condensation filling techniquesen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
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dc.identifier.emailChu, CH:chchu@hku.hken_HK
dc.identifier.emailLo, ECM:hrdplcm@hkucc.hku.hken_HK
dc.identifier.emailCheung, GSP:spcheung@hkucc.hku.hken_HK
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dc.identifier.doi10.1111/j.1365-2591.2004.00929.xen_HK
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