International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Dentistry | Saudi Arabia | Volume 12 Issue 9, September 2023

Comparison between Three Different Generations of Electronic Apex Locators in Determining Working Length of Single-Rooted Teeth - An in Vitro Study

Mohammed Ahmed Alqarni | Mohanned Jaber Alwadee | Fahad Ahmed Alajmah | Yahya Mazyad Awaji | Mohammed Abdelkhaliq Iesa | Mohammed Sulaiman Alaenazi | Sarah Albaiti | Raghad Albeshri | Nouf Alqurashi | Bader Mohammed Alharbi [2]

Abstract: The aim of the present study was to evaluate the accuracy of three different electronic apex locators in single-rooted teeth. Materials and methods were Sixty extracted human single-rooted permanent teeth were selected for this study. The actual working length was measured with visual technique by placing a size #15 k-file under magnification. Then, the canal lengths were measured electronically with RAYPEX 6, ROOT ZX II and using Propex II? electronic apex locators within ?0.5and ?1mm. The three readings were obtained by different observers for each sample by reinserting the No.15 K-?le, and measurements were obtained with the three Electronic Apex Locators. Results: The mean value of working length for RAYPEX 6 was 23.11 mm while Propex II and ROOT ZX II were 20.98 mm and 21.33 mm respectively. Conclusion: The Raypex 6 electronic apex locator is most reliable in the determination of working length, followed by the Propex II electronic apex locator and the Root ZX II electronic apex locator.

Keywords: Electronic apex locator, RAYPEX 6, Root-ZX, Propex II

Edition: Volume 12 Issue 9, September 2023,

Pages: 1004 - 1006

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