- Volume 20 Issue 1
COMPARATIVE STUDY ON PERCENTAGE OF CANAL ENLARGEMENT AND CANAL ANGULATION CHANGE BY PRECURVED ENDOSONIC K-FILE
Precurved Endosonic K-file에 의한 근관확대율 및 만곡도 변화에 대한 연구
- Hur, Heuy-Keung (College of Dentistry, Chonnam National University) ;
- Oh, Won-Mann (College of Dentistry, Chonnam National University) ;
- Yang, Kyu-Ho (College of Dentistry, Chonnam National University)
- Published : 1995.03.10
The purpose of this study was to evaluate canal shaping ability and canal angulation change of K-file, straight endosonic K-file and pre curved endosonic K-file. Twenty staight canals and thirty curved canals were selected and divided into five groups according to canals curvature and canal instrumentation method. VI group was prepared by straight endosonic K-file and H1 group by K-file in straigt canals. V2 group was instrumented by straight endosonic K-file, V3 group by pre curved endosonic K-file and H2 group by precurved K-file in curved canals. Radiographs of canals were obtained before and after canal shaping. And postoperative radiographs were compared with preoperative radiographs using superimposition method. The results obtained were as follows ; l. In straight canals, K-file group demonstrated lager percentage of canal enlargement than endosonic K-file group on facial view, but reverse results exhibit on mesial view. 2. In curved canals, precurved K-file group showed largest percentage of canal enlargement, followed by precurved endosonic K-fine group and straight endosonic K-file group was smallest. 3. Percantage of canal enlargement at convex side was greater than at concave side in apical portion of each group. Especially in straight endosonic K-file group, percantage of canal enlargement at convex side and concave side showed sharply difference. 4. In angulation change, the straight endosonic K-file group exhibited the greatest its change, followed by precurved endosonic K-file group and precurved K-file group was the least. Above results suggest that K-file is more effective endodontic instrument than endosonic K-file, and that precurved file is effective for canal shaping in curved canal.