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VOLUME 14 , ISSUE 4 ( July-August, 2013 ) > List of Articles

RESEARCH ARTICLE

A Scanning Electron Microscopic Study to evaluate the Efficacy of NaviTip FX in removing the Canal Debris during Root Canal Preparation: An in vitro Study

KG Nischith, Vinay Chandra, Padma Gandi, Anil Kumar Shivanna, Siva Srinivas, S Himgiri

Citation Information : Nischith K, Chandra V, Gandi P, Shivanna AK, Srinivas S, Himgiri S. A Scanning Electron Microscopic Study to evaluate the Efficacy of NaviTip FX in removing the Canal Debris during Root Canal Preparation: An in vitro Study. J Contemp Dent Pract 2013; 14 (4):653-656.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10024-1380

Published Online: 01-08-2013

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2013; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

Objective

To evaluate the efficacy of NaviTip FX in removing the canal debris during root canal preparation using scanning electron microscopic study

Materials and methods

Thirty single rooted teeth with completely formed apices were used in this study. Standard endodontic access cavity preparations were performed. Then the teeth were randomly divided into two groups: groups 1 and 2 of 15 teeth each group. For group 1, NaviTip FX (brush covered needle) was used to irrigate the canal with 5.25% sodium hypochlorite after each instrument use. For group 2, NaviTip (brushless needle) was used for irrigation following each instrument use. ProTaper rotary files were used for the canal preparation. The teeth were then cleaned and dried before splitting them into two halves. The half with most visible part of the apex was used for scanning electron microscopic evaluation. The results were statistically analyzed using the Mann-Whitney U-test at significance level p < 0.005.

Results

The mean values for coronal and middle third of group 1 showed lower debris scores than group 2 and this difference was statistically significant at a p-value 0.01 and 0.05 respectively, but no significance difference between them at the apical third at a p-value of < 0.05.

Conclusion

The NaviTip FX (brush covered needle) showed effectively better canal wall debris removal than the NaviTip (brushless needle).

How to cite this article

Chandra V, Gandi P, Shivanna AK, Srinivas S, Himgiri S, Nischith KG. A Scanning Electron Microscopic Study to evaluate the Efficacy of NaviTip FX in removing the Canal Debris during Root Canal Preparation: An in vitro Study. J Contemp Dent Pract 2013;14(4):653-656.


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