Radiographic Evaluation of Root Canal Obturation by Undergraduate Students in AIMST Dental Institute

DATE PUBLISHED
June 30, 2018
SECTION
Articles

Abstract

Successful root canal therapy depends on accurate diagnosis, effective cleaning, shaping and three- dimensional obturation of the root canal system. The aim of the study is to gauge the quality of root canal obturation performed at AIMST dental clinic by undergraduate students using radiographs. Fifty-five post-operative intraoral periapical radiographs were selected for the study with evidence of procedural errors. This study required categorizing endodontic mishaps into under-obturation, over-obturation and obturation with voids based on which the IOPAs were interpreted and measured. Data was tabulated and descriptive statistical analysis was carried out. From the study, the quality of root canal obturation performed by AIMST undergraduate dental students was satisfactory.

Keywords

Obturation, Root canal filling material, Under-Obturation, Over-Obturation, Endodontic mishap

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Dr. Mandava Deepthi MDS

  • Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Dentistry AIMST University, Jalan Bedong , Semeling - 08100, Kedah, Malaysia
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Dr. Ravi Shankar Babu Yelamanchi BDS MSc

  • Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Dentistry AIMST University, Jalan Bedong , Semeling - 08100, Kedah, Malaysia
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Dr. Jeevan MatadaBasavarajaiah MDS

  • Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Dentistry AIMST University, Jalan Bedong , Semeling - 08100, Kedah, Malaysia
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Dr. Durga Prasad Mudrakola MDS

  • Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Dentistry AIMST University, Jalan Bedong , Semeling - 08100, Kedah, Malaysia
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Dr. Leneena Gudugunta MDS

Dr. NeerajaTuragam MDS

  • Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Dentistry AIMST University, Jalan Bedong , Semeling - 08100, Kedah, Malaysia
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