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A 35-year-old member asked:

could you tell me if general practitioner dentists utilize obturation or standard root canal gutta percha more frequently?

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Dr. Edmund Lipskis
Dentistry 40 years experience
It may be the same: Obturation is the general term for filling a root canal. Gutta Percha plus a sealer cement is the most common root canal filling material. Gutta Percha (with a sealer cement) seals the canals and leaves you some flexibility for future treatment. There are other obturation techniques that use other materials that set hard and have components that many consider not bio-compatible. Use Gutta Percha.

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Last updated Jun 25, 2014

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