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Article: Volume 43 Number 2 Page 114 - March 2016

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Endodontics:  Modern Endodontic Principles Part 5: Obturation

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Abstract: Once cleaning and shaping is complete the clinician must obturate the canal. There are many different materials and techniques available each with their own discrete advantages and disadvantages. Whichever technique is used, the goal is to seal the entire prepared length of the root canal. This paper describes how best this may be achieved.

Clinical relevance: It is incumbent on the clinician to ensure that once the canal has been prepared it is sealed from bacterial re-entry.

Author notes: James Darcey, BDS, MSc, MDPH, MFGDP, MEndo, FDS Rest Dent, Consultant and Honorary Lecturer in Restorative Dentistry, University Dental Hospital of Manchester, Reza Vahid Roudsari, DDS, MFDS, MSc, PGCert, Clinical Lecturer/Honorary Specialty Registrar in Restorative Dentistry, Dental School, University of Manchester, Sarra Jawad, BDS, BSc, MFDS, Specialty Registrar/Honorary Clinical Lecturer in Restorative Dentistry, University Dental Hospital of Manchester, Carly Taylor, BDS, MSc, MFGDP, FHEA, Clinical Lecturer/Honorary Specialty Registrar in Restorative Dentistry, Dental School, University of Manchester and Mark Hunter, BDS MSc, Registered Endodontic Specialist, simplyendo, Altrincham, Postgraduate Clinical Teaching Fellow, Dental School, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK.

Objective: To understand the principles of obturation and the systems available to achieve this.

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