Dental Hypotheses

SYSTEMATIC REVIEW
Year
: 2014  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 84--97

Electronic apex locator: A comprehensive literature review - Part I: Different generations, comparison with other techniques and different usages


Hamid Mosleh1, Saber Khazaei2, Hamid Razavian3, Armita Vali1, Farzad Ziaei1 
1 Dental Students' Research Center, School of Dentistry, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran
2 Department of Research, School of Dentistry, Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences, Kermanshah, Iran
3 Department of Endodontics, Torabinejad Dental Research Center, School of Dentistry, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran

Correspondence Address:
Hamid Razavian
Department of Endodontics, School of Dentistry, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Hezar Jerib St, Isfahan-81746-73461
Iran

Introduction: To compare electronic apex locators (EAL) with others root canal determination techniques and evaluate other usage of this devices. Materials and Methods: źDQ╗Tooth apex,źDQ╗ źDQ╗Dental instrument,źDQ╗ źDQ╗Odontometry,źDQ╗ źDQ╗Electronic medical,źDQ╗ and źDQ╗Electronic apex locatorźDQ╗ were searched as primary identifiers via Medline/PubMed, Cochrane library, and Scopus data base up to 30 July 2013. Original articles that fulfilled the inclusion criteria were selected and reviewed. Results: Out of 402 relevant studies, 183 were selected based on the inclusion criteria. In this part, 108 studies are presented. Under the same conditions, no significant differences could be seen between different EALs of one generation. The application of EALs can result in lower patient radiation exposure, exact diagnosing of fractures, less perforation, and better retreatment. Conclusions: EALs were more accurate than other techniques in root canal length determination.


How to cite this article:
Mosleh H, Khazaei S, Razavian H, Vali A, Ziaei F. Electronic apex locator: A comprehensive literature review - Part I: Different generations, comparison with other techniques and different usages.Dent Hypotheses 2014;5:84-97


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Mosleh H, Khazaei S, Razavian H, Vali A, Ziaei F. Electronic apex locator: A comprehensive literature review - Part I: Different generations, comparison with other techniques and different usages. Dent Hypotheses [serial online] 2014 [cited 2020 Aug 5 ];5:84-97
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