Improving the accuracy of a fluid transport method

A.R. Özok, B. Verhaagen, P.R. Wesselink

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Abstract

Aim To compare the sealing ability of the same root fillings when measured by a conventional fluid transport method that uses water or by a modified fluid transport method that uses a wetting fluid as tracer. Methodology The amount of fluid transport along the same root fillings (AH26, cold lateral compaction of gutta-percha) was measured in a cross-over design in fluid transport set-ups using either water or a wetting fluid as tracer. Results A Wilcoxon signed-rank test revealed a significant difference in the amount of fluid transport measured along the same root fillings by the two fluid transport methods (P = 0.013). The fluid transport method using wetting fluid detected a significantly higher percentage of root fillings with fluid transport (P = 0.021). Conclusions Fluid transport using a wetting fluid as a tracer was more sensitive in the assessment of sealing ability of root fillings than the conventional fluid transport method using water.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)348-354
Number of pages7
JournalInternational endodontic journal
Volume46
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 27 Sep 2013

Keywords

  • METIS-294898
  • IR-89898

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