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Year : 2016  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 60-64

In vitro comparison of K-file, Mtwo, and WaveOne in cleaning efficacy and instrumentation time in primary molars

Pathak Dental Care, Sector 12, Karnal, Haryana, India

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Sidhant Pathak
Pathak Dental Care, Sector 12, Karnal, Haryana
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/2348-3334.172407

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Aim: The aim of this study was to compare instrumentation time and cleaning efficacy of manual instrumentation and two rotary systems in the preparation of primary molar root canals. Materials and Methods: The teeth were randomly divided into three experimental groups, Group 1 K-file (n = 30), Group 2 Mtwo (n = 30), Group 3 WaveOne (n = 30), and one control group (n = 30). The root canals were prepared using one of the three file systems followed by clearing the teeth with different demineralizing solutions. The instrumentation time in each root canal was measured by a chronometer. The results were statistically evaluated using Kruskal–Wallis tests.Results: In the coronal third, WaveOne showed more ink removal and the difference found was highly significant (P < 0.0001). In the middle third of the root canal, WaveOne performed better than Mtwo and K-file (P < 0.005). At the apical level, there was no statistical difference between the three systems. WaveOne was found to take significantly (P < 0.0001) less time than Mtwo and K-file. Conclusion: WaveOne took less time and showed better cleaning efficacy when compared to other instrumentation techniques, especially in coronal and middle one-third.

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