International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Dental Science | India | Volume 7 Issue 11, November 2018 | Rating: 6.4 / 10


Comparative Evaluation of Effect of Ultrasonic Agitation on EDTA and Chitosan on Smear Layer Removal from Root Dentin: An in Vitro SEM Study

Vandana Gade | Surbhi Gajbhiye | Neelam Rahul | Jaykumar Gade | Pawan Dawane


Abstract: This study compared efficacy of ultrasonic agitation with EDTA and Chitosan on smear layer removal from root canal walls.60 extracted teeth randomly distributed into 5 groups, prepared by using Profile rotary instruments and subjected to different final regimens; group 1 - NaOCl, group 2 EDTA, group 3 EDTA + Ultrasonic agitation, group 4 Chitosan and group 5 Chitosan + Ultrasonic agitation. Samples were examined under the scanning electron microscope. Statistical analysis showed that group 1 was not able to remove the smear layer. Group 3 and 5 performed significantly better than group 2 and 4. This study advocates that integration of ultrasonics with EDTA and Chitosan might prove beneficial in increasing the ability of EDTA and Chitosan to remove the smear layer.


Keywords: EDTA, Chitosan, smear layer, ultrasonic agitation, SEM


Edition: Volume 7 Issue 11, November 2018,


Pages: 1047 - 1051


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