Assessment of dissolving efficacy of various solvents on three different sealers
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Introduction: The dissolving capacity of root canal solvents for different sealers can vary depending on the specific solvent and sealer being used. Some solvents may be more effective at dissolving certain types of sealers than others, and different sealers may have different chemical compositions that make them more or less susceptible to dissolution.
Methodology: Three different sealers, Sealapex, AH plus and MTA fillapex were tested for the dissolving efficacy on Endosolv, neosolv and distilled water. All the root canal sealers were evaluated by two different activation namely ultrasonic and sonic agitation after 10 minutes immersion. 10 samples in each subgroup was tested. One way ANOVA was run to find significant differences between subgroups.
Results: Endosolv showed the greatest dissolution followed by neosolv. Sealapex had the highest weight loss in ultrasonic activation with a mean of 49.1733 + .97508 and 37.6780 +.79747. This was then followed by AH plus and MTA fillapex. Overall ultrasonic was more effective than sonic activation.
Conclusion: This study can give clinicians advice on the best solvent to use for the effective dissolution of sealers upon ultrasonic and sonic activation.