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Year : 2014  |  Volume : 17  |  Issue : 6  |  Page : 579-582

Evaluation of the apical sealing ability of bioceramic sealer, AH plus & epiphany: An in vitro study


Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, Maratha Mandal's Nathajirao, G Halgekar Institute of Dental Sciences and Research Centre, Belgaum, Karnataka, India

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Suprit Sudhir Pawar
Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, Maratha Mandal Nathajirao, G Halgekar Institute of Dental Sciences and Research Centre, R.S. No. 47 A/2, Bauxite road, Belgaum - 590 010, Karnataka
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0972-0707.144609

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Objective: This in vitro study evaluated and compared the microleakage of three sealers; Endosequence bioceramic (BC) sealer, AH Plus and Epiphany. Materials and Methods: Study was done on 75 extracted human single rooted permanent teeth, which were decoronated and the root canals were instrumented. The specimens were randomly divided into three groups (n = 25) and obturated by continuous wave condensation technique. Group A: using Endosequence BC, Group B: using AH Plus sealer, Group C: using Resilon Epiphany system. Microleakage was evaluated using dye penetration method. Teeth were split longitudinally and then horizontally markings were made at 2, 4 and 6 mm from the apex. Dye penetration evaluation was done under stereomicroscope (30X magnification). Results: The dye penetration in Group B was more than in Group A and C in both vertical and horizontal directions, suggesting that newly introduced BC sealer and Epiphany sealer sealed the root canal better compared to AH Plus Sealer. Conclusion: Newer root canal sealers seal the root canal better but cannot totally eliminate leakage.


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