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Long-term sealing ability of Pulp Canal Sealer, AH-Plus, GuttaFlow and Epiphany

Shaw, L.
Wataha, J C.
Published in International Endodontic Journal. 2008, vol. 41, no. 3, p. 219-26
Abstract AIM: To evaluate the long-term sealing ability of four contemporary endodontic sealers [Pulp Canal Sealer (PCS), AH-Plus, GuttaFlow and Epiphany] using a fluid filtration technique. METHODOLOGY: The palatal roots of 40 human maxillary molar teeth were selected and the root canal was prepared using a crown-down technique (apical size 40, 6% taper). Roots were irrigated with 3% NaOCl, 17% EDTA solution and rinsed with distilled water. Canals were filled with either PCS, AH-Plus, GuttaFlow or Epiphany using a single-cone technique (n = 8). Twenty-four hours after filling, the roots were connected to an automatic flow-recording device (Flodec System) filled with double-distilled water under pressure (0.2 bar) to measure leakage. Flow rates were assessed at 6, 12 or 24-h and after 1-year of storage. RESULTS: None of the materials fully prevented fluid flow. Fluid flow decreased after 6 h and decreased further after 12 h. After 24 h, PCS and AH-Plus allowed significantly more fluid flow than GuttaFlow and Epiphany. After 1 year, PCS allowed significantly more fluid flow than the other materials. No significant changes in leakage occurred between 24 h and 1 year. CONCLUSIONS: GuttaFlow and Epiphany allowed less fluid movement along filled straight roots.
Keywords Analysis of VarianceDental Leakage/prevention & controlDimethylpolysiloxanes/chemistryDrug CombinationsEpoxy Resins/chemistryGutta-Percha/chemistryHumansRoot Canal Filling Materials/chemistryRoot Canal Therapy/methods
PMID: 18005042
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Research groups Groupe Krejci Ivo (médecine dentaire) (240)
Groupe Bouillaguet Serge (medecine dentaire) (846)
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BOUILLAGUET, Serge et al. Long-term sealing ability of Pulp Canal Sealer, AH-Plus, GuttaFlow and Epiphany. In: International Endodontic Journal, 2008, vol. 41, n° 3, p. 219-26. https://archive-ouverte.unige.ch/unige:767

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