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Filling Ability and Flow of Root Canal Sealers: A Micro-Computed Tomographic Study

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Jáder Camilo Pinto ; Fernanda Ferrari Esteves Torres ; Mariana Mena Barreto Pivoto-João ; Joni Augusto Cirelli ; Juliane Maria Guerreiro-Tanomaru ; Mário Tanomaru-Filho
Total Authors: 6
Document type: Journal article
Source: Brazilian Dental Journal; v. 31, n. 5, p. 499-504, Set. 2020.

Abstract This study evaluated by micro-computed tomography (μCT) the filling ability in curved root canals, besides the flow of AH Plus (AHP) and Neo MTA Plus (NMTAP) sealers using different methodologies. Mandibular molars mesial roots with two root canals and degree of curvature between 20° and 40° were selected. The specimens were prepared with the ProDesign R system up to size 35.05 and were filled with the sealers by a continuous wave of condensation technique, Thermo Pack II (n=12). The teeth were scanned using μCT after root canal preparation and obturation. The volumetric percentage of filling material and voids were calculated. Flow was evaluated based on ISO 6876/2012 (n=10). Flow and filling were also evaluated in μCT using a glass plate with a central cavity and four grooves from the central cavity (n=6). Flow was linearly calculated into the grooves. The central cavity filling (CCF) and lateral cavity filling (LCF) were calculated in mm³. Data were submitted to non-paired t test with a significance threshold at 5%. The percentage of filling and voids between the root canals filled with AHP or NMTAP was similar (p>0.05). NMTAP presented the lowest flow in conventional test (p<0.05). Using μCT, sealers had similar CCF, LCF and linear flow (p>0.05). In conclusion, NMTAP and AHP had similar filling ability in curved mesial root canals of mandibular molars without presence of isthmus. Although AHP presented better flow than NMTAP using ISO methodology, there was no difference between these materials regarding volumetric filling when evaluated by μCT. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 18/19665-6 - Effect of the acquisition and analysis of the images in micro-CT in the evaluation of different phases of endodontic treatment in mandibular molars
Grantee:Jáder Camilo Pinto
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate