Effect of 2% chlorhexidine gel as an intracanal medication on the apical seal of the root-canal system

Rolf M.W. Wuerch, Michael J. Apicella, Pete Mines, Peter J. Yancich, David H. Pashley

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The purpose of this study was to determine what effect intracanal medications might have on the apical seal of the root-canal system. Forty-two teeth were cleaned and shaped in a crown-down manner to a size #50 K-file. The teeth were divided into three groups: (A) immediate obturation; (B) intracanal placement of calcium hydroxide placed for 14 days; and (C) 2% chlorhexidine gel placed for 14 days. After 14 days, these materials were removed using copious irrigation and obturation was completed on groups B and C. Obturation was performed using the continuous wave of condensation technique using AH Plus sealer in all groups. Leakage was evaluated 60 days after obturation by using a fluid-filtration device. Using the one-way ANOVA test, there was no statistically significant difference in leakage between the three groups. Under the conditions of this study, 2% chlorhexidine gel and calcium hydroxide paste did not adversely affect the apical seal of the root-canal system.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)788-791
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Endodontics
Volume30
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2004

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Effect of 2% chlorhexidine gel as an intracanal medication on the apical seal of the root-canal system. / Wuerch, Rolf M.W.; Apicella, Michael J.; Mines, Pete; Yancich, Peter J.; Pashley, David H.

In: Journal of Endodontics, Vol. 30, No. 11, 01.01.2004, p. 788-791.

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Wuerch, Rolf M.W. ; Apicella, Michael J. ; Mines, Pete ; Yancich, Peter J. ; Pashley, David H. / Effect of 2% chlorhexidine gel as an intracanal medication on the apical seal of the root-canal system. In: Journal of Endodontics. 2004 ; Vol. 30, No. 11. pp. 788-791.
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