Comparing MTA and Ketac Molar Easymix for Furcation Perforation Repair using a Volumetric Method
Keywords:MTA, Ketac Molar Easymix, volume measurement method, methylene blue
Aim: We compared the ability of mineral trioxide aggregate (MTA) and Ketac Molar Easymix (KM) to repair furcal perforations in extracted human molars, based on the volume of methylene blue dye penetration.
Methodology: In total, 44 human mandibular molars were divided randomly into two (n = 20 each) experimental groups, with two teeth used as positive controls and two teeth without perforations used as negative controls. Group 1 was repaired with MTA and group 2 with Ketac Molar Easymix. The volumetric determination of dye penetration was based on the molecular characteristics of methylene blue. The standard area of a methylene blue particle is known and the surface area can be calculated. We converted the dye penetration area into a volume and performed quantitative analyses.
Results: Volume measurement using the dye penetration method showed that KM resulted in more microleakage than MTA (p < 0.05).
Conclusions: Mineral trioxide aggregate resulted in significantly less dye leakage than Ketac Molar Easymix using a volumetric measurement method.
How to cite this article: Kaya S, Ganidağlı Ayaz S, Doğan MS, Aydın H. Comparing MTA and Ketac Molar Easymix for furcation perforation repair using a volumetric method. Int Dent Res 2011;1:13-17.