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AIM To compare the efficacy of several techniques for the removal of calcium hydroxide (Ca(OH)(2)) from root canals. METHODOLOGY The root canals of 24 freshly extracted human mandibular premolars were prepared with ProTaper rotary instruments. The teeth were sectioned longitudinally along the length of the instrumented canals. The roots were subsequently(More)
AIM To evaluate ex vivo the incidence of microcracks in root dentine after canal preparation with ProTaper Universal (PTU), RaCe or Safesider instrumentation systems using microcomputed tomography (micro-CT). METHODOLOGY Thirty freshly extracted mandibular molars with two separate mesial canals and foramina were used. The roots were allocated into three(More)
INTRODUCTION Some improvements have been developed with new generations of nickel-titanium (NiTi) rotary instruments that led to their successful and extensive application in clinical practice. The purpose of this in vitro study was to compare the root canal preparations performed by using GT Series X and Twisted File systems produced by innovative(More)
This study evaluated the clinical and radiographic results of the intentional replantation of periodontally hopeless teeth with combined enamel matrix derivative and demineralized freeze-dried bone allograft therapy. Eleven patients (five female, six male; age range, 13 to 53 years) with 12 periodontally hopeless teeth resulting from extensive alveolar bone(More)
This case report describes the treatment of a horizontal root fracture in a maxillary central incisor (tooth #8) using a triple antibiotic paste and mineral trioxide aggregate. A nonsurgical endodontic treatment was performed to a coronal root canal fragment of tooth #8. During the treatment procedure, 1% sodium hypochlorite solution was used for irrigation(More)
This study evaluated the influence of irradiation on the dentin shear bond strength of two conventional glass ionomer cements (GICs). Thirty extracted molars were bisected in the mesio-distal direction. One-half of 20 teeth were irradiated with 60 Gy (5 days/week) for 6 weeks, and then GIC was placed on the irradiated dentin surface (Groups A1, B1). For the(More)
OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to compare the push-out bond strength of three calcium silicate cements to dentine after two different irrigation regimes. MATERIALS AND METHODS One hundred eighty 2-mm-thick root sections were prepared. The sections were divided into three main groups (n = 60). In group A, the sections were immersed in 1 % NaOCl for 3(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the percent gutta-percha-filled area in the apical third of root canals after filling with 2 different root filling techniques. MATERIALS AND METHODS Thirty extracted human lower premolars were instrumented with ProTaper rotary files (Dentsply Maillefer) and then randomly divided into 2 groups of 15 teeth each. The first group was(More)
The aim of the present study was to assess the removability of canal fillings performed by using current methods during re-treatment with rotary instruments. Seventy-two freshly extracted human anterior teeth with single straight root canals were instrumented with Mtwo rotary files. The teeth were randomly divided into 4 obturation groups of 18 specimens(More)
AIM To investigate the ability of three rotary nickel-titanium instruments and hand instrumentation to remove gutta-percha and sealer. METHODOLOGY Sixty freshly extracted human single-rooted teeth, each with one root canal, were instrumented with K-files and filled using cold lateral compaction of gutta-percha and AH Plus (Dentsply Detrey, Konstanz,(More)