Effectiveness of Three Different Application Times of 17% EDTA and 7% Maleic Acid Irrigation Agents on the Removal of Debris and Smear Layer: A Scanning Electron Microscope Study

  • Sadullah Kaya Dicle University, Faculty of Dentistry, Department of Endodontics, Diyarbakır, TURKEY
  • Özkan Adıgüzel Dicle University, Faculty of Dentistry, Department of Endodontics, Diyarbakır, TURKEY http://orcid.org/0000-0001-6089-3013
  • İbrahim Uysal Dicle University, Faculty of Dentistry, Department of Endodontics, Diyarbakır, TURKEY
  • Selengül Ganidağlı Ayaz Dicle University, Faculty of Dentistry, Department of Endodontics, Diyarbakır, TURKEY
Keywords: EDTA, maleic acid, smear layer, debris

Abstract

Aim: This study compared smear-layer and debris removal using with three different application times of 17% EDTA and 7% maleic acid irrigation agents.

Methodology: Fifty-two maxillary and mandibular single-rooted teeth were divided randomly into seven groups (n = 8 each, control group n = 4). Three groups received 17% EDTA and three received maleic acid (1, 5, 10 min). Canals were prepared using nickel-titanium rotary files. Smear-layer and debris removal were evaluated in the coronal, middle, and apical thirds of the teeth using scanning electron microscopy, and results were analyzed compared using Mann–Whitney U tests.

Results: Maleic acid removed the smear layer (coronal and middle: p<0.01; apical: p<0.05) and debris (all p< 0.05) more effectively than EDTA in terms of 1 min application period. Effectiveness did not differ significantly with 10-min applications.

Conclusions: Final irrigation with 7% maleic acid is more efficient than 17%EDTA in the removal of smear layer and debris from the coronal, middle and apical third of the root canal system in application within 1 min. 

How to cite this article: Kaya S, Adıgüzel Ö, Ganidağlı Ayaz S. Effectiveness of Three Different Application Times of 17% EDTA and 7% Maleic Acid Irrigation Agents on the Removal of Debris and Smear Layer: A Scanning Electron Microscope Study. Int Dent Res 2011;2:48-54.

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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Published
2011-08-15
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Kaya, S., Adıgüzel, Özkan, Uysal, İbrahim, & Ganidağlı Ayaz, S. (2011). Effectiveness of Three Different Application Times of 17% EDTA and 7% Maleic Acid Irrigation Agents on the Removal of Debris and Smear Layer: A Scanning Electron Microscope Study. International Dental Research, 1(2), 48-54. https://doi.org/10.5577/intdentres.2011.vol1.no2.2
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