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Root apex sealing with different filling materials photopolymerized with argon ion laser light
Author(s): Luis Augusto Lupato Conrado; Iris Maria Frois; Renato Amaro Zangaro; Egberto Munin
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Paper Abstract

The present study evaluates the seal quality in apex delta of single root human teeth filled with light-curing materials (Ultrablend Calcium-hydroxide, Vitremer glass ionomer and Flow-Fill Magic composite). 45 roots prepared by the endo PTC/Dakin technique were used. All prepared samples received photopolymerization with the blue 488 nm argon ion laser light. A 200 μm optical fiber introduced into the root canal delivered 100 mW of light power to the light-curing material. The fiber tip was positioned 5 mm away from the apex. Light was applied for 20 seconds. After curing, the samples received impermeabilization with ethyl-cyanoacrylate, leaving only the apex exposed, and then immersed in a methylene-blue dye solution for 24 hours. The samples were cut longitudinally and analyzed under a stereoscopic microscope for dye infiltration. It was found that those samples sealed with Ultrablend Calcium-hydroxide or the glass ionomer presented the best results, as compared to those samples sealed with the Flow-Fill Magic composite. No statistically significant difference was observed between the group treated with Ultrablend Calcium-hydroxide and the group treated with the glass ionomer, for a significance level of 0.05.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 July 2003
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 4950, Lasers in Dentistry IX, (3 July 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.476493
Show Author Affiliations
Luis Augusto Lupato Conrado, Univ. do Vale do Paraiba (Brazil)
Iris Maria Frois, Univ. do Vale do Paraiba (Brazil)
Renato Amaro Zangaro, Univ. do Vale do Paraiba (Brazil)
Egberto Munin, Univ. do Vale do Paraiba (Brazil)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4950:
Lasers in Dentistry IX
Peter Rechmann D.D.S.; Daniel Fried; Thomas Hennig, Editor(s)

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