Assessment of the wetting behavior of three different root canel sealers on root canel dentin

Tummala, Muralidhar and Veeramachaneni, Chandrashekar and Acharya, Dr. Shashirashmi and Kundabala, M and Ballal, Vasudev (2012) Assessment of the wetting behavior of three different root canel sealers on root canel dentin. Journal of Conservative Dentistry, 15 (2). pp. 109-112.

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Aim: The objective of the present study was to evaluate and compare the wetting behavior of three different root canal sealers on the root canal dentin surface treated with irrigants and their combination. Materials and Methods: Decoronation and apical third resections of 27 extracted single-rooted human mandibular premolars were done. The roots were then split longitudinally into two halves, and randomly assigned into three treatment groups (n=18). The root dentin surfaces in Group1, Group 2 and Group 3 were treated with 17% ethylene diamine tetra acetic acid (EDTA), 3% sodium hypochlorite (NaOCl) and combination of 17% EDTA and 3% NaOCl, respectively. Each group was subdivided into three subgroups of 6 specimens each, depending on the the sealer used, i.e. sub group A. zinc oxide (ZnOE), sub group B. AH plus, subgroup C. Guttaflow sealer, respectively. The contact angle was measured using First Ten Angstroms (FTA) 200 dynamic contact angle analyzer. Results: The contact angle values for AH Plus sealer were significantly lower when compared to the other two sealer groups. Conclusion: The wettability of AH Plus sealer on the root surface dentin was found to be better than Gutta-Flow and ZnOE sealer.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Contact angle; ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid; root canal sealer; sodium hypochlorite; smear layer; wetting behavior
Subjects: Dentistry > MCODS Manipal > Conservative Dentistry and Endontics
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 23 May 2012 04:23
Last Modified: 24 Dec 2015 14:51

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