Efficacy of three different irrigation techniques in the removal of smear layer and organic debris from root canal wall: A scanning electron microscope study

Carlo Lajolo, Luca Marigo, Raffaella Castagnola, Irene Minciacchi, Gilda Cretella, Roberta Foti, Francesco Somma, Gianluca Gambarini, Daniele Angerame

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Abstract

Aim: Aim of this study was to compare the removal of smear layer and organic debris within the tooth canal among conventional needle irrigation, EndoVac and Endoactivator. Methodology: Eighty single-rooted extracted human teeth were prepared with rotary NiTi instrumentation and randomly separated into 4 groups. Twenty teeth were used as positive control (Group 1), irrigated with only saline. Teeth assigned to Group 2 (n = 20) received irrigation with a conventional syringe and a 30-gauge needle (NaviTip, Ultradent, South Jordan, UT);
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)79-86
Number of pages8
JournalGiornale Italiano di Endodonzia
Volume28
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014

Keywords

  • Conventional irrigation
  • Dentistry (all)
  • EndoActivator
  • EndoVac
  • Organic debris
  • Smear layer

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