lateral condensation method

a method of root canal therapy in which the main portion of the canal is filled with a primary gutta-percha cone or silver point and sealer cement or paste and the remaining space is packed with auxiliary gutta-percha cones. Spreader sites and pluggers are used to force gutta-percha into the canal laterally and sometimes vertically. Called also multiple cone m.

Lateral condensation method. (A), Primary cone in place with filling spreader. (B), Auxiliary cone placed in space created by spreader. (C), All auxiliary cones in place.


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