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[Article Of Journal] 2013 RDE : Washout resistance of faxt-setting pozzolan cement under various root canal irrigants [VIEW :
Washout resistance of fast-setting pozzolan cement under various root canal irrigants
Ga-Yeon Jang, Su-Jung Park, Seok-Mo Heo, Mi-Kyung Yu, Kwang-Won Lee, Kyung-San Min
Fast-setting pozzolan cement (Endocem, Maruchi) was recently developed. The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of various root canal irrigants on the washout of Endocem in comparison to the previously marketed mineral trioxide aggregate (ProRoot; Dentsply) in a furcal perforation mode.
Materials and Methods:
ProRoot and Endocem were placed into acrylic molds on moist Oasis. Each mold was then immediately exposed to either physiologic saline, 2.5% sodium hypochlorite(NaOCl), or 2% chlorhexidine (CHX) under gentle shaking for five minutes. Washout testing was performed by scoring scanning electron microscope (SEM) images.
Endocem exhibited higher washout resistance compared to ProRoot, especially in the NaOCl group.
Conclusions: These results suggest that Endocem can be consdered a useful repair material fo furcal perforation, especially in a single-visit scenario. (Restor Dent Endod 2013;38(4):248-252)