Research Article

Effectiveness of Parameters in Quantifying Root Canal Morphology Change after Instrumentation with the Aid of a Microcomputed Tomography

Table 1

The mean values (standard deviation) of the ratio of surface area change to volume change and SMI change after the ProTaper instrumentation in straight and curved natural canals.


0.65ns (1.00)
0.44ns (0.47)

Significance between groupsns

Statistically significant at p<0.05 level.
Statistically significant at p≤0.01 level.
ns: not statistically significant (n=10).