Indexed on: 23 Sep '11Published on: 23 Sep '11Published in: Acta odontologica Scandinavica
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of three different irrigating solutions (17% EDTA, 10% citric acid and 2.5% NaOCl) and KTP laser irradiation on apical leakage using an electrochemical method.Sixty extracted single-rooted human teeth with mature apices were instrumented up to a size 35 K-file. After using each file and before proceeding to the next, canals were irrigated with 2 ml of 2.5% NaOCl. All teeth were then randomly divided into four groups. In group 1, the root canals were irrigated with a final flush of 17% EDTA. In group 2, the root canals were irrigated with a final flush of 10% citric acid. In group 3, the root canals were irradiated with KTP laser at 1 W, 4.45 J/cm(2). In group 4, the root canals were irrigated with a final flush of 2.5% NaOCl. The root canals were then filled using the cold lateral condensation method. Apical leakage was evaluated using an electrochemical method over a period of 10 days. Data were analysed using Tukey HSD and Friedmann tests with p = 0.05 as the level for statistical significance.The 17% EDTA and 10% citric acid groups had statistically less apical leakage than the 2.5% NaOCl group at days 7, 8, 9 and 10 (p < 0.05); however, no significant differences were found between the tested groups at the other time intervals (p > 0.05). No significant difference was found between the KTP laser group and other groups tested at all time intervals (p > 0.05).All groups were unable to eliminate apical leakage. However, final irrigation with 17% EDTA and 10% citric acid following root canal preparation reduced postobturation apical leakage compared with 2.5% NaOCl irrigation. When KTP laser and the other three irrigants were compared, no significant difference was found.
Indexed on: 13 Aug '13
Published on: 13 Aug '13 in Microscopy and microanalysis : the official journal of Microscopy Society of America, Microbeam Analysis Society, Microscopical Society of Canada
Indexed on: 20 Feb '20
Published on: 15 Jun '19 in Journal of pharmacy & bioallied sciences