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Title: Effectiveness of ProFile .04 Taper rotary instruments in endodontic retreatment
Authors: Sae-Lim, V. 
Indulekha, D.
Lim, B.K.
Lee, H.L.
Issue Date: 2000
Citation: Sae-Lim, V.,Indulekha, D.,Lim, B.K.,Lee, H.L. (2000). Effectiveness of ProFile .04 Taper rotary instruments in endodontic retreatment. Journal of Endodontics 26 (2) : 100-104. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: This study investigated the retreatment effectiveness of .04 Taper nickel-titanium rotary ProFiles. Thirty extracted single-rooted anterior teeth were instrumented and obturated with gutta-percha/ Roth's Sealer using lateral ondensation. They were distributed into three groups of 10 each. Retreatment for group A was done using Profile alone, group B using Profile and chloroform, and group C using hand files with chloroform. The teeth were then split longitudinally into halves. The remaining gutta-percha/sealer on the root canal wall in the cervical, middle, apical thirds, and the whole canals were visually scored with the aid of light microscopes. The results showed that the mean scores in groups A and B were generally lower (better) than group C. Mean scores of the apical thirds tended to be higher (worse) than the middle and the cervical thirds, except in group A. ProFile with or without chloroform seemed to be a viable alternative retreatment method. Copyright © 2000 by The American Association of Endodontists.
Source Title: Journal of Endodontics
ISSN: 00992399
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