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Year : 2017  |  Volume : 29  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 39-42

Comparative evaluation of efficacy of three different irrigation activation systems in debridement of root canal isthmus: An in vitro study

1 Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, MIDSR Dental College, Latur, Mahatrashtra, India
2 Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, M. A. Rangoonwala College of Dental Sciences and Research Centre, Pune, Mahatrashtra, India

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Shruti Ishwar Hariramani
Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, MIDSR Dental College, Vishwanathpuram, Ambejogai Road, Latur, Mahatrashtra
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/endo.endo_4_17

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Objective: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of different irrigation activation devices in removing debris from the isthmus area of mandibular molars. Materials and Methods: A total of 50 extracted human mandibular molars were selected, and access cavity was prepared. After determining the working length, instrumentation was done till ProTaper F2 with simultaneous irrigation with 5.25% NaOCl and 17% ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid. Later, the samples were divided into five groups containing ten samples each, that is, Endo-Irrigator Plus, EndoActivator, passive ultrasonic irrigation (PUI), manual dynamic activation (MDA), and control group. About 5.25% NaOCl was used for irrigation activation. Mesial roots were sectioned 4 mm from the apex and observed under a stereomicroscope at ×× 10 magnification for the presence of debris. Results: The Endo-Irrigator Plus demonstrated the least amount of debris followed by EndoActivator, PUI, MDA, and then control. There was statistically significant difference between the first three groups and MDI and control. However, there was no statistically significant difference between the first three groups. Conclusion: In this study, none of the devices were able to remove the debris completely. Nevertheless, Endo-Irrigator Plus, EndoActivator, and PUI could be used as effective irrigation activation devices.

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