Standardized technique for linear dye leakage studies: immediate versus delayed immersion times.


A dye leakage study was performed in vitro to compare the extent of leakage into root canals obturated with gutta-percha following immediate versus delayed immersion in Indian ink. Sixty extracted human teeth with single canals were instrumented and obturated with gutta-percha and sealer. Each group of 20 teeth was then immersed in the ink either… (More)