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VOLUME 12 , ISSUE 1 ( January-February, 2011 ) > List of Articles

RESEARCH ARTICLE

Definition and Endodontic Treatment of Dilacerated Canals: A Survey of Diplomates of the American Board of Endodontics

Nafiseh Dastmalchi, Zeinab Kazemi, Siroos Hashemi, Ove A Peters, Hamid Jafarzadeh

Citation Information : Dastmalchi N, Kazemi Z, Hashemi S, Peters OA, Jafarzadeh H. Definition and Endodontic Treatment of Dilacerated Canals: A Survey of Diplomates of the American Board of Endodontics. J Contemp Dent Pract 2011; 12 (1):8-13.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10024-1002

Published Online: 01-02-2011

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2011; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

Aim

To gather data from Diplomates of the American Board of Endodontics regarding treatment of dilacerated canals.

Materials and methods

A questionnaire addressing definition, endodontic treatment procedures and prognosis was constructed and distributed via e-mail to 708 Diplomates of the American Board of Endodontics. Data from 150 respondents, a 21% response rate, were collected by using a Web-based interface. For statistical analysis, Chi-square tests were used.

Results

More than 25% of respondents believed that a dilacerated root should have a curvature > 40°. One-visit treatment is the best therapeutic approach and transportation is the most likely complication in preparation of these canals. A crown-down technique, watch-winding motion and a master apical file # 25 are the best choices for preparation of these canals. Any warm obturation technique is preferred over lateral compaction by most respondents.

Conclusion

A crown-down technique for root canal preparation and a thermoplastic obturation technique are recommended for canals whose curvature is more than 40°. The prognosis of the treatment of these canals is judged not lower than normal canals.

Clinical significance

Crown-down technique and thermoplastic obturation are recommended for dilacerated canals.

How to cite this article

Dastmalchi N, Kazemi Z, Hashemi S Peters OA, Jafarzadeh H. Definition and Endodontic Treatment of Dilacerated Canals: A Survey of Diplomates of the American Board of Endodontics. J Contemp Dent Pract 2011;12(1):8-13.


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