Journal of Conservative Dentistry

ORIGINAL RESEARCH ARTICLE
Year
: 2018  |  Volume : 21  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 190--193

Efficacy of new irrigating solution on smear layer removal in apical third of root canal: A scanning electron microscope study


Priyanka Himmatrao Patil, Meenal Nitin Gulve, Swapnil Janardan Kolhe, Roshan Mathew Samuel, Gayatri Balasaheb Aher 
 Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, M. G. V's KBH Dental College and Hospital, Nashik, Maharashtra, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Priyanka Himmatrao Patil
Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, M. G.V's KBH Dental College and Hospital, Mumbai Agra Highway, Panchavati, Nashik - 422 003, Maharashtra
India

Aims: The aim of this in vitro study is to evaluate and compare the smear layer removal efficacy of etidronic acid-based irrigating solution with others in the apical third of the root canal. Materials and Methods: Forty human single-rooted mandibular premolar teeth were taken and decoronated to standardize the canal length. After biomechanical preparation, teeth were randomly divided into four groups (n = 10) and the final irrigation was carried out with tested irrigants. Group I: normal saline (negative control); Group II: 5.25% sodium hypochlorite (NaOCl) with surfactant and 17% ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid (EDTA) with surfactant; Group III: freshly mixed BioPure MTAD; and Group IV: freshly mixed Chloroquick solution. The teeth were split into two halves and observed under a scanning electron microscope to analyze the amount of smear layer present. Statistical Analysis: Data were analyzed using the Kruskal–Wallis test and Mann–Whitney test. Results: Group II (5.25% NaOCl with surfactant followed by 17% EDTA with surfactant) showed least smear layer scores (1.1 ± 0.3162). This was followed by Group III (MTAD) (2.2 ± 0.4216) and then Group IV (Chloroquick) (2.4 ± 0.5164). Conclusion: Sequential use of 5.25% NaOCl with surfactant and 17% EDTA with surfactant was found to be the most efficient than MTAD and Chloroquick in the removal of smear layer in the apical third of root canal.


How to cite this article:
Patil PH, Gulve MN, Kolhe SJ, Samuel RM, Aher GB. Efficacy of new irrigating solution on smear layer removal in apical third of root canal: A scanning electron microscope study.J Conserv Dent 2018;21:190-193


How to cite this URL:
Patil PH, Gulve MN, Kolhe SJ, Samuel RM, Aher GB. Efficacy of new irrigating solution on smear layer removal in apical third of root canal: A scanning electron microscope study. J Conserv Dent [serial online] 2018 [cited 2019 Aug 18 ];21:190-193
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