Evaluation of the effectiveness of reciprocal and conventional shaping systems and EDDY and CanalBrush activation systems in calcium hydroxide removal
Aim: To compare the effectiveness of two preparation systems and two irrigation techniques in calcium hydroxide removal from straight root canals.
Methodology: Forty-four mandibular premolar teeth were included in this study. The teeth were filled with a calcium hydroxide-based paste and randomly divided into two different preparation groups (Reciproc 50 (R50; VDW, Munich, Germany and ProTaper Universal F5 (PTU; Dentsply Maillefer, Ballaigues, Switzerland). Subsequently, the groups were divided into two subgroups and irrigated using EDDY (VDW, Munich, Germany) and CanalBrush (CB; Roeko, Langenau, Germany) irrigation activation systems. The percentage of calcium hydroxide removed from the canal walls was analyzed using a dental operating microscope (DOM) at 25× magnification. An independent samples t-test, a Mann–Whitney U, Wilcoxon’s tests were used for statistical analysis.
Results: There was no significant difference in calcium hydroxide removal throughout the root canal using the R50 and PTU F5 preparation systems (P = 0.847). Both activation systems significantly increased the amount of calcium hydroxide removed from the root canal. Conclusions: EDDY and CB significantly improved calcium hydroxide removal. There was no significant difference between the R50 and PTU F5 systems in calcium hydroxide removal.
How to cite this article: Keskin NB, İnce Yusufoğlu S. Evaluation of the effectiveness of reciprocal and conventional shaping systems and EDDY and CanalBrush activation systems in calcium hydroxide removal. Int Dent Res 2021;11(1):16-22. https://doi.org/10.5577/intdentres.2021.vol11.no1.4
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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