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Year : 2009  |  Volume : 12  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 118-122

Chemical analysis of dentin surfaces after Carisolv treatment

Departments of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, Dayananda Sagar College of Dental Sciences, Bangalore, India

Correspondence Address:
Veena S Pai
Mahamaya, 224/8/1, 2nd Main, 1st Cross, Byrappa Block, T.R. Nagar, Bangalore 28
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DOI: 10.4103/0972-0707.57636

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Aims and Objectives : This study was done to characterize the surface chemistry after caries excavation with burs and Carisolv 2, by analyzing the relative amounts of organic and inorganic content, and also to analyze the penetration of the adhesive after etching and bonding using Micro Raman spectroscopy. Materials and Methods : Twenty extracted molars with caries were distributed into the following groups and treated accordingly. Group 1-excavation with bur (10 teeth), and Group 2-excavation using Carisolv 2 (10 teeth). Results and Conclusion : Spectroscopic analysis showed that there was no significant difference in the chemical composition of the tooth between the groups after excavation ( P > 0.05) either with bur or with Carisolv. The penetration of the dentin bonding resin in all samples of the Carisolv group was up to 15μm, whereas, in the bur group it was upto 10μm in few samples. Scanning Electron Microscopic analysis showed the surfaces of the Carisolv-treated dentin to be free of the smear layer, with open tubules, whereas, the dentin surfaces of the bur group showed surfaces covered with a smear layer. In the Carislov group the resin tags were found comparatively deeper than in the bur excavation group. In both the groups the integrity of the remaining dentin surfaces were maintained chemically and morphologically.

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