Main Article Content
Dental caries is a global concern affecting children and adults. A pulpectomy is considered to be the treatment of choice to preserve the pulpally involved primary teeth. Among the various factors determining the clinical success of pulpectomy, proper obturation of the root canals plays an important role. Different obturation materials are being used for the obturation of the primary teeth root canal, which includes zinc oxide eugenol, calcium hydroxide, calcium hydroxide iodoform paste and combinations. These materials are available in different forms such as powder, powder and liquid, paste forms. Various techniques are available to introduce the obturation materials into the root canal systems. These techniques have been tried to create a three-dimensional fluid-tight seal of the root canals. This review article aims to highlight the different techniques that are being used for the obturation of primary teeth. Each technique has its advantages and disadvantages. Creation of voids within the obturation, underfilling or overfilling are the common problems that can be encountered during root canal obturation. These factors can compromise the clinical and radiographic success of pulpectomy treatment. With the current evidence, no definitive conclusions can be made to decide which is the best obturation technique in terms of clinical and radiographic success. The choice of technique selection depends on the clinician’s preference, cost-effectiveness, time consumption, ease of handling.
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.