Year : 2014 | Volume
: 25 | Issue : 3 | Page : 336--339
An ex vivo evaluation of the sealing ability of polydimethylsiloxane-based root canal sealers
Preeti Jain1, Varun Pruthi2, Vimal K Sikri3
1 Departments of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, New Delhi, India
2 Maulana Azad Institute of Dental Sciences, New Delhi, New Delhi, India
3 Government Dental College, Amritsar, Punjab, India
Aim: The aim was to study the sealing efficacy of polydimethylsiloxane-based root canal sealers.
Materials and Methods: Polydimethylsiloxane-based root canal sealers were reviewed and subjected to an ex vivo study. A total of 60 extracted maxillary incisors were included in this study, which was conducted under two groups, Groups A and B, of 30 teeth each. In Group A, GuttaFlow and in Group B, RoekoSeal as sealers were used for obturation with Gutta-percha cones after preparing canal with a step back technique. The criterion for evaluating sealing efficacy of the sealers was light absorption by spectrophotometer. The collected data were analyzed statistically using one-way ANOVA test.
Results: The findings of the study revealed that the mean leakage in Group B (0.1027) was significantly less than Group A (0.1649) (P < 0.001). RoekoSeal showed superior sealing ability.
Conclusion: RoekoSeal had the better sealing ability than GuttaFlow and may be recommended for clinical use.
Departments of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, New Delhi
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Jain P, Pruthi V, Sikri VK. An ex vivo evaluation of the sealing ability of polydimethylsiloxane-based root canal sealers.Indian J Dent Res 2014;25:336-339
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Jain P, Pruthi V, Sikri VK. An ex vivo evaluation of the sealing ability of polydimethylsiloxane-based root canal sealers. Indian J Dent Res [serial online] 2014 [cited 2023 Jun 7 ];25:336-339
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