Root canal obturation: experimental study on the thermafil system related to different irrigation protocols

Migliau, Guido and Sofan, Afrah Ali Abdullah and Sofan, Eshrak Ali Abdullah and Cosma, Salvatore and Eramo, Stefano and Gallottini, Livio (2014) Root canal obturation: experimental study on the thermafil system related to different irrigation protocols. Annali di stomatologia, 5 (3). pp. 91-97. ISSN 1971-1441

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The aim of this study was to stress the ability of a specific obturation technique (thermafil technique) to seal root canal system in presence or absence of smear layer. Sixteen monoradicular teeth, extracted for periodontal reasons, were collected for this study. All specimens were prepared with nickel-titanium rotary files, and then divided into two groups: for each group was applied a different kind of irrigation method, verifying the effectiveness in removing the smear layer, thus rendering the dentinal tubules more permeable for penetration of softened gutta-percha. Thermafil system was used to fill the root canals, and then all the specimens were observed under scanning electron microscope (SEM). The results showed that the Group which followed irrigation only with sodium hypochlorite exhibited significantly less gutta-percha tags when compared to the second Group, which was irrigated with sodium hypochlorite and EDTA. The thermafil systems have a very good quality of compression and fluency that permit to gain a good seal of endodontic space; furthermore it allows the penetration of gutta-percha with the formation of numerous of gutta-percha tags inside the dentinal tubules above all when smear layer is reduced or eliminated.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: smear layer, sodium hypochlorite,EDTA (Ethylene diaminetetraacetic acid), thermafil, gutta-percha tags, dentinal tubules
Subjects: 600 Tecnologia - Scienze applicate > 610 Medicina e salute (Classificare qui la tecnologia dei servizi medici)
Depositing User: Marina Spanti
Date Deposited: 13 Jan 2016 11:52
Last Modified: 13 Jan 2016 11:52

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