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Twisted vs Protaper Files in Contemporary Pediatric Endodontics

Attiguppe Ramasetty Prabhakar, Chandrashekar Yavagal, Rama Krishna Vallu

Keywords : Rotary instruments, NiTi, Cutting efficiency, Twisted files, Protaper files

Citation Information : Ramasetty Prabhakar A, Yavagal C, Krishna Vallu R. Twisted vs Protaper Files in Contemporary Pediatric Endodontics. Int J Clin Pediatr Dent 2014; 7 (2):93-96.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10005-1244

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 01-12-2012

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2014; The Author(s).


Objective: To compare the cutting efficiency of twisted files with protaper files in primary teeth. Study design: It is an experimental, in vitro study comparing two groups. Results: The obtained results from the experiment were statistically analyzed with Mann-Whitney U-test. Twisted files showed better cutting efficiency when compared to protaper files. Conclusion: Since twisted files show a better cutting efficiency, they can be efficiently incorporated into the contemporary pediatric endodontic armamentarium.

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