Saudi Endodontic Journal

ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year
: 2020  |  Volume : 10  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 100--105

Effect of chelating agents on the wettability of BioRoot RCS and AH Plus sealers


Poornika Gandhi1, Nidambur Vasudev Ballal1, Jijo Easo George2, Sajan D George2, Raj Kumar Narkedamalli1 
1 Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, Manipal College of Dental Sciences, Manipal, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal, Karnataka, India
2 Department of Atomic and Molecular Physics, Centre for Applied Nanosciences, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal, Karnataka, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Nidambur Vasudev Ballal
Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, Manipal College of Dental Sciences, Manipal, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal - 576 104, Karnataka
India

Introduction: To evaluate the effect of different chelating agents on the wettability of AH Plus and BioRoot RCS sealers on intraradicular dentin. Materials and Methods: Fifty single-rooted premolars were split longitudinally and divided into five groups according to irrigant regimen. Group 1: 2.5% sodium hypochlorite (NaOCl) – 17% ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid (EDTA); Group 2: 2.5% NaOCl – 7% maleic acid (MA); Group 3: 2.5% NaOCl – SmearOFF™ (containing chlorhexidine and EDTA); Group 4: 2.5% NaOCl – Dual Rinse® hydroxyethylidene diphosphonic acid (HEDP); Group 5: 2.5% NaOCl – distilled water. Specimens were treated with controlled volume of experimental sealers and subjected to contact angle measurement. Results: Wettability of both sealers on intraradicular dentin was found to be best with MA. For AH Plus sealer, wettability was better with SmearOFF™, followed by EDTA, Dual Rinse® HEDP, and distilled water. However, there was no statistical difference between SmearOFF™ and EDTA (P > 0.05). For BioRoot RCS, wettability was better with SmearOFF™ and EDTA, with the former showing better results (P < 0.001). This was followed by Dual Rinse® HEDP and distilled water. Conclusion: Within the limitations of the study, it can be concluded that MA when used as a final irrigant showed better wettability of both AH Plus and BioRoot RCS sealers compared to the other tested solutions.


How to cite this article:
Gandhi P, Ballal NV, George JE, George SD, Narkedamalli RK. Effect of chelating agents on the wettability of BioRoot RCS and AH Plus sealers.Saudi Endod J 2020;10:100-105


How to cite this URL:
Gandhi P, Ballal NV, George JE, George SD, Narkedamalli RK. Effect of chelating agents on the wettability of BioRoot RCS and AH Plus sealers. Saudi Endod J [serial online] 2020 [cited 2020 Jun 6 ];10:100-105
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