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Year : 2018  |  Volume : 30  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 113-118

Evaluation of apical sealing ability of ActiV GP/glass ionomer sealer as a root filling material

1 Department of Endodontics, Faculty of Dentistry, University of Damascus, Damascus, Syria
2 Department of Restorative Dental Sciences, Al-Farabi College for Dentistry and Nursing, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

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Dr. Adnan Asaad Habib
Department of Restorative Dental Sciences, Al-Farabi Colleges, Riyadh 11691
Saudi Arabia
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/endo.endo_108_17

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Introduction: The aim of this in vitro study was to assess the sealing ability of ActiV GP/glass ionomer sealer and to compare it with sealing ability of Resilon/Real Seal and gutta-percha/AH Plus. Materials and Methods: Forty-five human mandibular premolars were randomly divided into three groups (15 canals each). Each canal was instrumented to a size 40, taper 6% using K3 NiTi rotary instruments. A smear layer was removed, and the teeth were filled using single cone technique with ActiV GP, Resilon/Real Seal, or lateral condensation with gutta-percha/AH Plus. The teeth then were immersed in 2% methylene blue solution for 24 h, longitudinally sectioned and examined under a stereomicroscope to evaluate the liner leakage of the dye in each group. The data were analyzed with descriptive statistical methods and Mann–Whitney test (P = 0.05). Results: The lowest mean of leakage was recorded in gutta-percha/AH Plus group. There was a statistically significant difference between gutta-percha/AH Plus group and the two other groups; ActiV GP group and Resilon group. Conclusion: Dye penetration examination showed that ActiV GP/GI sealer had weak sealing properties, Resilon/RealSeal system did not show superior sealing properties in comparison with gutta-percha/AH Plus sealer, and lateral condensation shows better sealing properties in comparison with single cone technique.

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