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BACKGROUND Microbial contamination of the pulp space is one of the major factors associated with endodontic failure. Thus, in addition to a three dimentional apical filling a coronal seal for root canal fillings has been recommended. AIM The present study was conducted to evaluate and compare the intra-orifice sealing ability of three experimental(More)
AIM To compare the vitality of Enterococcus faecalis within dentinal tubules after subjected to five root canal disinfection methods. MATERIALS AND METHODS Dentin blocks (n = 60) were colonized with E. faecalis. After 4 weeks of incubation, the dentin blocks were divided into one control and five test groups (n = 10 each). The root canals of test groups(More)
AIM To evaluate the effect of different irrigating solutions on postspace treatments on the push-out bond strength of glass fiber posts. MATERIALS AND METHODS Thirty mandibular premolar roots were decoronated and endodontically treated. Postspaces were prepared and roots were divided into three groups: In group 1: 2.5% sodium hypochlorite irrigation(More)
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