Root canal filling evaluation using optical coherence tomography

Negrutiu, Meda L.V. and Sinescu, Comsin G.H. and Hughes, Michael and Bradu, Adrian and Todea, Carmen C. and Balabuc, Cosmin I. and Filip, Laura M. and Podoleanu, Adrian G.H. (2008) Root canal filling evaluation using optical coherence tomography. In: Conference on Biophotonics - Photonic Solution for Better Health Care, April 8th - 10th 2008, Strasbourg, France. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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The root canal fillings are destined to seal the root canal especially in the apical areea. Invasive techniques are known which are used to assess the quality of the seal. These lead to the destruction of the probes and often no conclusion could be drawn in respect to the existence of any microleakage in the investigated areas of interest. Optical coherence tomography (OCT) is a relatively novel non-invasive imaging technique which presents potential in assessing the microleakage of the apical area in the root canal fillings with micron depth resolution. 3D reconstruction allows a complete view with obvious display of gaps in the apical root canal filling. For this study, 30 monoradicular teeth were prepared by conventional and rotative methods. Afterwards, root canal fillings were produced in each tooth. The images obtained show some microleakage in all the investigated root canal fillings. The advantages of the OCT method consist in non-invasiveness and high resolution.

Item Type: Conference or workshop item (Paper)
Additional information: Abstract + poster
Uncontrolled keywords: root canal filling evaluation; microleakage; root apical level; optical coherence tomography
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General) > TA1637 Image Analysis, Image Processing
Divisions: Faculties > Science Technology and Medical Studies > Kent Institute of Medicine and Health Sciences (KIMHS)
Depositing User: M.P. Stone
Date Deposited: 15 Apr 2009 14:42
Last Modified: 16 Jul 2014 13:51
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