Ultrastructure of Intraradicular Dentin After Irrigation with BioPure MTAD. II. The Consequence of Obturation with an Epoxy Resin-Based Sealer

Franklin R. Tay, Yumiko Hosoya, Robert J. Loushine, David H. Pashley, R. Norman Weller, Danny C.Y. Low

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In addition to an initial report on the creation of thick demineralized collagen matrices in root dentin that were irrigated with BioPure MTAD or EDTA as final rinses for 5 minutes, this study examined the effect of a 2-minute irrigation time of these final irrigants on the extent of demineralization of intact intraradicular dentin and on interfacial nanoleakage after obturation with AH Plus and gutta-percha using warm vertical compaction. Transmission electron microscopy confirmed that the reduction in irrigation time did not compromise the smear layer removing capacity of these two irrigants when 1.3% NaOCl was employed as the initial rinse. BioPure MTAD created 5 to 6 μm thick demineralized dentin matrices, while 17% EDTA produced 1 to 2 μm thick matrices that were suboptimally infiltrated by the epoxy resin-based sealer, as manifested by the occurrence of silver tracer deposits within the hybrid layers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)473-477
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of endodontics
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 1 2006



  • Collapse
  • EDTA
  • MTAD
  • NaOCl
  • demineralized dentin matrix
  • incomplete resin infiltration
  • nanoleakage

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dentistry(all)

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