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The purpose of this study was to compare the canal length determined by an apex locator to the apical constriction in both vital and necrotic canals. Informed consent was obtained from patients waiting to have teeth extracted. The teeth were anesthetized, isolated, and accessed. The pulp was considered vital if bleeding was present in the pulp chamber. The(More)
Although the tissue solvent and bactericidal properties of sodium hypochlorite are well known, the effective shelf-life of prepared sodium hypochlorite solutions is not known. The stability of sodium hypochlorite is adversely affected by exposure to high temperature, light, air, and the presence of organic and inorganic contaminants. The purpose of this(More)
AIM The purpose of this study was to evaluate healing responses following repair of furcation perforations, with and without an internal matrix. Two matrix materials, HAPSET (65% non-resorbable hydroxyapatite and 35% plaster of paris) and hydroxyapatite were compared. METHODOLOGY Four adult female baboons (Papio anubis) served as experimental models.(More)
Periodontal ligament (PDL) cells cultured from healthy extracted human teeth were exposed to milk, Alcon Opti-Free contact lens solution, K-Mart contact lens solution, saline, and Hank's balanced salt solution. The appearance and rate of loss of the cells from the culture dishes were recorded over time at both room temperature (20 degrees C) and 4 degrees(More)
The purpose of this study was to compare the pain-reducing efficacy of dexamethasone and ketorolac tromethamine when used as an intracanal medication, with oral ibuprofen and a placebo. An additional objective was to establish if any relationship exists between the incidence and severity of pretreatment pain and the incidence and severity of(More)
Text categorization – the assignment of natural language documents to one or more predefined categories based on their semantic content – is an important component in many information organization and management tasks. Performance of neural networks learning is known to be sensitive to the initial weights and architecture. This paper discusses the use(More)
Flex-R, Flex-O, and K-Flex files were compared using a circumferential filing technique on 30 extracted human molars. The buccal canals of maxillary molars and mesial canals of mandibular molars were utilized. The minimal initial curvature was 18 degrees. Canal curvature was measured before and after filing, and changes were analyzed statistically. Analysis(More)