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VOLUME 20 , ISSUE 4 ( April, 2019 ) > List of Articles


Durability of Two R-Phase Rotary Systems used in the Mechanical Instrumentation of Dilacerated Root Canals

Flavia D Vivacqua, Marcella Canto, George T Candeiro, Bruno C de Vasconcelos, Nilton Vivacqua-Gomes

Keywords : Endodontics, Root canal preparation, Rotary endodontics

Citation Information : Vivacqua FD, Canto M, Candeiro GT, Vasconcelos BC, Vivacqua-Gomes N. Durability of Two R-Phase Rotary Systems used in the Mechanical Instrumentation of Dilacerated Root Canals. J Contemp Dent Pract 2019; 20 (4):405-408.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10024-2530

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 01-04-2019

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2019; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Aim: This study was aimed to analyze, through an ex vivo test, the durability of two rotary systems used in curved root canals of extracted molars. Materials and methods: At first, 150 upper and lower molars were selected, presenting curvature at least in one of the root canals. They underwent access cavity and radiographed with a # 15 file into the canal to determine their maximum curvatures, classified as schneider. The teeth with one or more curved canals were included in this study. Finally, 120 curved root canals were statistically divided into six sets of 20 curved canals. Two rotatory systems, K3 XF (RCS sequence) and twisted file (Large Kit), both treatment R-Phase, were analyzed. Three kits were used for each system, each one instrumented one of the six sets of 20 curved canals. File deformations were noted, and the files were used until a fracture occurs or until completion of 20 canals preparation. Fractured files before the end of the instrumentation of the 20 canals were replaced, continuing the full instrumentation set. Statistical analysis was performed by analysis of variance (ANOVA) (p > 0.05), and a qualitative assessment was also made. Results: It was found that there was no statistical difference between the K3 XF and TF systems regarding fracture. Conclusion: There were no statistical differences between the K3 XF systems in the RCS sequence and the twisted file kit Large system, as to the number of instrumented conduits to the deformation or fracture. Clinical significance: The findings of this study reinforce that, it is necessary to choose files that support curved roots preventing accidents inside the root canal. Therefore, it is important for professionals to have knowledge and command of these protocols to obtain more satisfactory results.

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