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Int J Clin Pediatr Dent. 2016 Apr-Jun;9(2):118-23. doi: 10.5005/jp-journals-10005-1346. Epub 2016 Jun 15.

Comparative Evaluation of Electronic Apex Locators and Radiovisiography for Working Length Determination in Primary Teeth in vivo.

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1
Senior Lecturer, Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry Post Graduate Institute of Dental Sciences, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India.
2
Professor, Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, Babu Banarasi Das College of Dental Sciences, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India.
3
Professor, Department of Endodontics and Conservative Dentistry, Babu Banarasi Das College of Dental Sciences, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India.

Abstract

AIMS:

The aim of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of two different varieties of electronic apex locators and radiovisiography (RVG) for working length determination in primary teeth.

MATERIALS AND METHODS:

A total of 30 primary teeth indicated for pulpectomy in children aged 3 to 8 years were randomly selected and subjected to working length determination using two varieties of electronic apex locators and RVG separately. The data were then subjected to statistical analysis.

RESULTS:

A very strong correlation between electronic measurement methods and RVG length was observed.

CONCLUSION:

Radiovisiography and apex locators are equally effective in determining working length in primary teeth. How to cite this article: Abdullah A, Singh N, Rathore MS, Tandon S, Rajkumar B. Comparative Evaluation of Electronic Apex Locators and Radiovisiography for Working Length Determination in Primary Teeth in vivo. Int J Clin Pediatr Dent 2016;9(2):118-123.

KEYWORDS:

Apex locators; Dentaport ZX; Propex II; Pulpectomy; Radiovisiography; Working length.

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