Comparative Assessment of Two Different Obturation Techniques in Primary Teeth- An Invitro Study


  • Al Waleed Abushanan, Abdulfatah Alazmah, Uthman S. Uthman, Mazin Algahtani, Abdulhamid Al Ghwainem, Narendra Varma Penumatsa


Aim: Aim of the present study was to compare the effectiveness of two different obturation techniques in primary teeth.

Materials and Methods: Total of 40 primary maxillary central incisors with standardized internal anatomy was considered in this study. All primary maxillary central incisors were accessed from the palatal surface and Biomechanical preparation done. Then forty extracted maxillary central incisors teeth were randomly divided into two groups of twenty each, respectively. Group 1: Obturation with NaviTip, Group 2: Obturation with lentulo spiral instrument. Effectiveness of the two obturation techniques was assessed using postoperative intraoral periapical (IOPA) radiographs taken immediately after each obturation. Assessed for the presence of voids and length of obturation done.

Results: The maximum optimal filling, with no voids (good) was found in the obturation with NaviTip group [14 (70%)]. The more optimal filling 18 (90%) found in lentulo spiral group. And there was no statistically significant difference was found between the groups.

Conclusion: The present study concluded that that based upon the radiographic assessment, it was observed that both the techniques gave maximum number of optimal obturations. NaviTip system gave a compact filling and on the other hand, lentulospiral was easy to use but the quality of root canal obturation was compromised due to more number of voids as compared to NaviTip system.