Comparison of the efficacy of maleic acid and ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid in smear layer removal from instrumented human root canal: a scanning electron microscopic study.

@article{Ballal2009ComparisonOT,
  title={Comparison of the efficacy of maleic acid and ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid in smear layer removal from instrumented human root canal: a scanning electron microscopic study.},
  author={Nidambur Vasudev Ballal and Sreenesh Kandian and K. Sakthi Mala and Kadengodlu Seetharama Bhat and Shashirashmi Acharya},
  journal={Journal of endodontics},
  year={2009},
  volume={35 11},
  pages={1573-6}
}
INTRODUCTION The aim of this study was to assess, by scanning electron microscopic (SEM) analysis, the ability of 17% EDTA and 7% maleic acid in the removal of the smear layer from the human root canal system. METHODS Eighty single-rooted human anterior teeth were subjected to standardized root canal instrumentation (step-back technique) and were irrigated with 2.5% NaOCl after each instrument. Based on the final irrigating solution used, samples were divided randomly into three groups: (1… CONTINUE READING

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