Publication
Title
Volumetric expansion of gutta-percha in contact with eugenol
Author
Abstract
The aim of this study was to compare the volumetric expansion of gutta-percha in the presence of eugenol or physiologic saline over time. Sections of gutta-percha cones were scanned to determine their total volume and surface area. They were then placed in sealed test tubes with either 2 mu L eugenol or 2 mu L saline and allowed to soak for 24 hours, 7 days, or 30 days. The results were scanned again to determine the volumetric changes in the material after placement in the test solutions. The results were statistically analyzed by using t tests and analysis of variance. Specimens soaked in eugenol showed a dramatic increase in volumetric expansion versus the saline group at all time periods. Sealers that incorporate eugenol could be attributed to gutta-percha volumetric expansion over time, thereby creating a better seal of the obturation material. (J Endod 2008;34:1528-1532)
Language
English
Source (journal)
Journal of endodontics. - Chicago, Ill.
Publication
Chicago, Ill. : 2008
ISSN
0099-2399
Volume/pages
34:12(2008), p. 1528-1532
ISI
000261623200020
Full text (Publisher's DOI)
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Publication type
Subject
External links
Web of Science
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Creation 26.10.2015
Last edited 06.07.2017