Scientific article

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

Published inInternational endodontic journal, vol. 41, no. 3, p. 219-226
Publication date2008

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.

  • Analysis of Variance
  • Dental Leakage/prevention & control
  • Dimethylpolysiloxanes/chemistry
  • Drug Combinations
  • Epoxy Resins/chemistry
  • Gutta-Percha/chemistry
  • Humans
  • Root Canal Filling Materials/chemistry
  • Root Canal Therapy/methods
Citation (ISO format)
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. 219–226. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2591.2007.01343.x
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ISSN of the journal0143-2885

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