Comparative Assessment of Canal Transportation and Centering Ability of Reciproc and One Shape File Systems Using CBCT-An In Vitro StudyCorrespondence Address :
Dr. Anika Mittal,
Professor and Head, Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, Inderprastha Dental College,
Sahibabad-201010, Uttar Pradesh, India.
Introduction: Root canal preparation leads to deviation of the canal anatomy causing canal transportation which affects the success of the treatment. Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT) is a non invasive imaging technique to analyse the shape of the root canal before and after the preparation.
Aim: The purpose of this study was to investigate and evaluate the canal transportation in curved mandibular molar root canals and centering ability of Reciproc and One Shape file systems after instrumentation using CBCT.
Materials and Methods: Twenty mandibular molars were taken and allocated into two groups (n=10): Group 1-One Shape and Group 2-Reciproc. The canals were then scanned using CS 3D CBCT scanner (Carestream) before and after preparation, to assess the transportation and centering values at different levels respectively from the apex. The data gathered were then assessed statistically with Mann-Whitney test.
Results: Analysis revealed that Reciproc and One Shape showed statistically no significant difference in terms of canal transportation and centering ability (p>0.05).
Conclusion: One shape and Reciproc performed similar in terms of canal transportation & centering ability.
NiTi, Shaping ability, Single file, Reciprocating, Root canal preparation
Anika mittal, Shifali Dadu, Neetu Sharma Singh, Sarita Singh, Bhupesh Gupta, Anju Abraham, et al.. COMPARATIVE ASSESSMENT OF CANAL TRANSPORTATION AND CENTERING ABILITY OF RECIPROC AND ONE SHAPE FILE SYSTEMS USING CBCT-AN IN VITRO STUDY. Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research [serial online] 2017 April [cited: 2017 May 30 ]; 11:ZC31-ZC34. Available from
Date of Submission: Sep 19, 2016
Date of Peer Review: Nov 23, 2016
Date of Acceptance: Dec 20, 2016
Date of Publishing: Apr 01, 2017
Financial OR OTHER COMPETING INTERESTS: None.
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