Halothane and eucalyptol as alternatives to chloroform for softening gutta-percha.

@article{Hunter1991HalothaneAE,
  title={Halothane and eucalyptol as alternatives to chloroform for softening gutta-percha.},
  author={Krista Hunter and W Doblecki and G B Pelleu},
  journal={Journal of endodontics},
  year={1991},
  volume={17 7},
  pages={310-1}
}
Because chloroform was identified as a potential carcinogen by the Food and Drug Administration, interest has been revived to identify an alternative solvent to soften gutta-percha for removal from obturated root canals. This study compared the effectiveness of halothane, eucalyptol, and chloroform in softening gutta-percha in simulated root canals. One milliliter of a solvent was placed into a small glass funnel whose stem was obturated with a 30-mm column of gutta-percha. After 30 s… CONTINUE READING