Comparative evaluation of radiographic density of different endodontic material


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Author Details : Vikaskumar N Patel*, Bapanaiah Penugonda, Anuja Patel

Volume : 7, Issue : 4, Year : 2021

Article Page : 296-298

https://doi.org/10.18231/j.ijohd.2021.058



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Abstract

The purpose of this study was to evaluate and compare the densities of four different brands of root canal sealers using three different intraoral imaging receptors. Four different root canal sealers used were – AH Plus (Dentsply Germany, Resin based), Epiphany (Pentron USA, Resin based), U/P (Sultan Healthcare, Zinc oxide eugenol based) and Apexit (Ivoclar / Vivadent, Calcium hydroxide based). The sealers were mixed according to manufacturer instructions and six specimens of each material were fabricated. All the specimens were imaged using three different intraoral #2 sized imaging receptors-D and E speed film and storage phosphor plates. D and E speed films were digitized and stored in JPEG format. All the images were exported into the Image J software (rsb.info.nih.gov/ij/) and the mean grey values and integrated density of each material was calculated from four random areas of each image and averaged. Mixed model ANOVA was performed. Pair wise comparison of mean grey values between the three imaging receptors and integral densities recorded by the receptors showed high statistical significance for all the four different root canal sealers. Results showed that the four different types of root canal sealers showed different optical densities on all the three receptors.
Objective: The purpose of this study is to evaluate and compare the optical densities of four different brands of root canal sealers using three different intraoral imaging receptors.
 

Keywords: Conventional radiograph, Integral densities.


How to cite : Patel V N, Penugonda B, Patel A, Comparative evaluation of radiographic density of different endodontic material. Int J Oral Health Dent 2021;7(4):296-298


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Article History

Received : 11-12-2021

Accepted : 21-12-2021

Available online : 28-12-2021


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