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European Endodontic Journal Dentinal Tubule Penetration and Adaptation of Bio-C Sealer and AH-Plus: A Comparative SEM Evaluation [Eur Endod J]
Eur Endod J. 2021; 6(2): 216-220 | DOI: 10.14744/eej.2020.96658

Dentinal Tubule Penetration and Adaptation of Bio-C Sealer and AH-Plus: A Comparative SEM Evaluation

Carolina Caceres1, María Rosa Larrain2, Macarena Monsalve2, Fernando Peña Bengoa1
1Department of Endodontics, Faculty of Dentistry, Universidad Andres Bello, Viña del Mar, Chile
2Undergraduate Students, Faculty of Dentistry, Universidad Andres Bello, Viña del Mar, Chile

Objective: The aim of this study was to compare and evaluate the dentinal tubule penetration and adaptation of a premixed bioceramic sealer and an epoxy-resin based sealer in the three radicular thirds.
Methods: 30 wide roots, with single straight canals and totally formed apexes, were endodontically prepared and divided into two groups (n=14) according to the sealer used for root canal filling: AH-Plus (AHP) and Bio-C Sealer (BIOC). Two samples were left as controls. After the canals were filled, the samples were cut and viewed under Scanning Electron Microscopy by taking images to analyse the tubular penetration and adaptation of the sealers. The results were statistically analysed with the Shapiro Wilk, Levene and Mann-Whitney tests (P<0.05).
Results: BIOC showed significantly higher penetration in dentinal tubules than AHP in the cervical, middle and apical thirds of the root canal (P<0.05) and better adaptation to the dentinal tubule walls.
Conclusion: Under the parameters of this study, BIOC exhibits higher penetration and better adaptation to the dentinal tubules compared to AHP. (EEJ-2020-06-152)

Keywords: Bioceramics, dentinal tubules, root canal sealer, scanning electron microscopy

Carolina Caceres, María Rosa Larrain, Macarena Monsalve, Fernando Peña Bengoa. Dentinal Tubule Penetration and Adaptation of Bio-C Sealer and AH-Plus: A Comparative SEM Evaluation. Eur Endod J. 2021; 6(2): 216-220

Corresponding Author: Fernando Peña Bengoa
Manuscript Language: English
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