Obturation an Overview

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Author Details : Surabhi Soumya, Pratik Agarwal, Gaurav Patri, Sidhartha S P Behera*, Madhurendra Kumar

Volume : 6, Issue : 1, Year : 2021

Article Page : 11-20


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The triad of endodontics is incomplete without the vital step of obturation. The success of an endodontically treated tooth vastly relies upon achieving a “fluid tight seal” carrying out an obturation adequately and accurately. Choosing a particular technique among several obturation techniques available is based upon the anatomy of the root canal and achieving certain objectives specific to each case. The two basic obturation procedures are lateral condensation and warm vertical compaction. There has been an advent of newer devices and techniques, such as those which employ heat and vibration for condensation and compaction of the obturating material, dramatically transforming the practice of endodontics and making success of an obturation more predictable. This article briefly covers the obturating materials and the techniques used for obturation along with their present status in today’s endodontic practice.

Keywords: Guttapercha, Obturation, Obturation technique, Obturating material.

How to cite : Soumya S , Agarwal P , Patri G , Behera S S P, Kumar M , Obturation an Overview. IP Indian J Conserv Endod 2021;6(1):11-20

Copyright © 2021 by author(s) and IP Indian J Conserv Endod. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (creativecommons.org)

Article History

Received : 14-01-2021

Accepted : 14-02-2021

Available online : 16-03-2021

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