Efficacy of EDDY, passive ultrasonic irrigation and manual irrigation on the removal of orange-brown precipitate
Aim: The aim of this study was to compare the different irrigation activation techniques for removing the orange-precipitate formed after irrigation with sodium hypochlorite (NaOCl) and chlorhexidine (CHX).
Methodology: In total, 45-single rooted extracted human teeth were prepared with the ProTaper NEXT rotary system. The roots were respectively irrigated with 5% NaOCl and 2% CHX solutions, and an orange-precipitate formed on the canal walls. The teeth were divided longitudinally, and the precipitate was evaluated with a dental operating microscope (DOM) at 16x magnification before the sections were joined. The halves of roots were then combined, and EDDY, passive ultrasonic activation (PUI) and manual irrigation (MI) techniques were applied for 1 min with 5 ml of distilled water to remove the precipitate. The halves were re-evaluated under the DOM and the residual of percentage of precipitate removed was calculated. The data were evaluated statistically by Kruskal-Wallis tests.
Results: A residual orange-precipitate was found in all groups. Although the orange precipitate was effectively removed in the EDDY group, there was no statistically significant difference among EDDY, PUI and MI (p> 0.05).
Conclusions: None of the techniques used completely removed the orange precipitate from the root canal surfaces. Among the irrigation activation techniques, there was no superior technique for removing the orange-precipitate from the root canals.
How to cite this article: İnce Yusufoglu S, Keskin NB. Efficacy of EDDY, passive ultrasonic ırrigation and manual irrigation on the removal of orange-brown precipitate. Int Dent Res 2021;11(1):1-5. https://doi.org/10.5577/intdentres.2021.vol11.no1.1
Linguistic Revision: The English in this manuscript has been checked by at least two professional editors, both native speakers of English.
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