International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Review Papers | Dental Medicine | Saudi Arabia | Volume 12 Issue 10, October 2023


Comparison between Different Endodontic Irrigation in Smear Layer Removal from Radicular Dentin - A Systematic Review

Waleed Saleh Balubaid [3] | Mohammed Fouad Garanbish [2] | Noura Nabil Naamani [2] | Rakan Ibrahim Qutob [2] | Bashayer Mansour Bukhari [2] | Abeer Abdullatif Alomarey [2] | Wiam Talal Mohammad Sagr [2]


Abstract: The purpose of this study was to measure the cleaning efficiency of irrigating solutions used during root canal treatment regarding smear layer removal from the root canal dentin walls by three different irrigation solution (Ethylenediaminotetraacetic acid (EDTA) 17%, citric acid 10% and sodium hypochlorite (NaOCl) 2, 5 %) were tested as final irrigating solutions. The study was done on forty extracted teeth, divided in four groups according to the irrigation protocol used. The samples were analyzed by scanning electron microscopy and the amount of smear layer present at apical, middle and coronal level was recorded, based on a scoring system. The data were statistically analyzed using Kruskal - Wallis and Friedman test and the level of significance was set atp<0.05. In the coronal and middle segments of dental roots we noticed no statistically significant difference between EDTA and CA in smear layer removing capacity. Final irrigation with 17% EDTA proved to be more efficient than 10% CA and 2, 5% NaOCl in smear layer removal at apical level of the root canal, with p<0.05 (p=0.042), which is an important area for disinfection in endodontic treatment.


Keywords: Chelating agents, smear layer, scanning electron microscope, radicular dentin


Edition: Volume 12 Issue 10, October 2023,


Pages: 1962 - 1964


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