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RESEARCH ARTICLE

COMPARISON OF DIGITAL RADIOGRAPHY WITH CONVENTIONAL METHOD IN ROOT LENGTH DETERMINATION OF PRIMARY TEETH

I.E. Neena

Citation Information : Neena I. COMPARISON OF DIGITAL RADIOGRAPHY WITH CONVENTIONAL METHOD IN ROOT LENGTH DETERMINATION OF PRIMARY TEETH. CODS J Dent 2013; 5 (2):26-30.

DOI: 10.5005/cods-5-2-26

License: CC BY-NC-ND 3.0

Published Online: 00-09-2013

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


Abstract

AIM

Working length determination in primary teeth endodontics using intra oral digital radiovisiography, and compare it with conventional method for accuracy.

METHODOLOGY

This in vivo study was conducted on 30 primary teeth which were indicated for pulpectomy in the patients of the age group of 5-11 years All experimental teeth had adequate remaining tooth structure for rubber dam isolation and radiographicaly visible canals. Endodontic treatment was required due to irreversible pulpitis or pulp necrosis. A standardized intraoral periapical radiograph of the tooth was taken using conventional method by paralleling technique. The distance between the source and the tooth, tooth and the films were standardized using X-ray positioning device.

RESULT

From the results obtained we can conclude that intraoral digital radiography methods of determining the root canal length in primary teeth can be considered reliable and safe in endodontic treatment of children.

CONCLUSION

The following conclusions were drawn from this present study Intraoral digital radiography also proved to be safest method in determining working length with significant reduction in radiation dosage. Hence this techniques can be safely used as an alternate to conventional radiographic method in determining working length in primary teeth.


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