Qualitative Time-of-Flight Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry Analysis of Root Dentin Irrigated with Sodium Hypochlorite, EDTA, or Chlorhexidine.

@article{Kolosowski2015QualitativeTS,
  title={Qualitative Time-of-Flight Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry Analysis of Root Dentin Irrigated with Sodium Hypochlorite, EDTA, or Chlorhexidine.},
  author={Kamil P Kolosowski and Rana N. S. Sodhi and Anil Kishen and Bettina R Basrani},
  journal={Journal of endodontics},
  year={2015},
  volume={41 10},
  pages={1672-7}
}
INTRODUCTION Sodium hypochlorite (NaOCl), chelating agents, and chlorhexidine (CHX), which are commonly used irrigants during endodontic treatment, have the potential to alter the physical and chemical properties of the dentin structure. The aim of this study was to use time-of-flight secondary ion mass spectrometry to qualitatively evaluate the chemical characteristics of dentin surface and compare it with dentin exposed to NaOCl, EDTA, or CHX. METHODS Four blocks of dentin from a root of a… CONTINUE READING