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Year : 2017  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 23-26

Comparative evaluation of apical leakage in roots filled with guttapercha/ah plus sealer and resilon/epiphany se sealer using cold lateral condensation technique: An In-vitro study


1 Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, Sharad Pawar Dental College, Sawangi (Meghe), Wardha, Maharashtra, India
2 Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, Maitri Dental College, Anjora, Bhilai, Chattisgrah, India
3 Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Swargiya Dadasaheb Kalmegh Dental College and Hospital, Nagpur, Maharashtra, India

Correspondence Address:
Fresca Adwani
Sharad Pawar Dental College, Sawangi (Meghe), Wardha - 442 001, Maharashtra
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/jid.jid_41_16

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Aim: This in vitro study was conducted with an aim to compare apical leakage between root canals filled with Gutta-percha/AH Plus and Resilon/Epiphany SE Sealer using cold lateral condensation technique. Materials and Methods: Eighty recently extracted human mandibular permanent premolars with straight roots with single canals were used in this study. Out of eighty samples, 40 were randomly divided into 2 experimental groups of 20 teeth each (n = 20). Samples in Group I were obturated with cold lateral condensation technique using Gutta-percha/AH Plus, in Group II were obturated by cold lateral condensation using Resilon/Epiphany SE Sealer. Forty teeth saved as controls positive (n = 20) and 20 negative (n = 20). Results: When comparison of leakage was done between Group I (Gutta-percha/AH Plus-cold lateral condensation) and Group II (Resilon/Epiphany SE Sealer-cold lateral condensation) by Mann–Whitney U-test, P = 0.001, which is statistically significant (P < 0.05). Conclusion: Gutta-percha exhibited an overall significantly lower percentage of apical dye penetration.


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