A Retrospective Study Comparing Clinical Outcomes after Obturation with Resilon/Epiphany or Gutta-Percha/Kerr Sealer

Taylor P. Cotton, William G. Schindler, Scott A. Schwartz, William R. Watson, Kenneth M. Hargreaves

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Abstract

The purpose of this retrospective study was to evaluate the treatment outcome of root canal systems obturated with gutta-percha and Kerr Pulp Canal Sealer compared with Resilon and Epiphany sealer. One hundred three teeth treated in a private endodontic practice were included in the study. Clinical outcomes (healed versus nonhealed) were assessed by using the Periapical Index determination and clinical evaluation at recall appointments. The magnitude of the association between obturation materials used and outcome measured was evaluated with univariate and multivariate logistic regression analysis. Univariate analysis indicated that pulpal vitality, presence of a preoperative lesion, and length of recall times were statistically significant in predicting the outcome. Logistic regression analysis showed that age, tooth position, and length of recall times were statistically significant in predicting the outcome. Root canal systems obturated with gutta-percha and Kerr Pulp Canal Sealer or Resilon and Epiphany sealer had statistically indistinguishable differences in clinical outcome.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)789-797
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of endodontics
Volume34
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2008

Keywords

  • Clinical
  • Epiphany
  • Resilon
  • endodontic
  • gutta-percha
  • outcome assessment
  • sealer

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dentistry(all)

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