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Assessment of Penetration of Low Surface Tension Vehicles in Dentinal Tubules using Stereomicroscopy

Pradnya P Nikahde, Aradhana N Kibe, Akshayprasad P Thote, Rutuja S Gawarle, Aun TT Ali

Keywords : Glycerine, In vitro study, Propylene glycol, Ringer lactate, Stereomicroscope

Citation Information : Nikahde PP, Kibe AN, Thote AP, Gawarle RS, Ali AT. Assessment of Penetration of Low Surface Tension Vehicles in Dentinal Tubules using Stereomicroscopy. World J Dent 2019; 10 (2):135-139.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10015-1619

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 01-04-2019

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2019; The Author(s).


Aim: To evaluate and compare the dentinal tubule penetration of glycerine, propylene glycol and ringer's lactate solution. Materials and methods: Forty-five single-rooted human mandibular premolars with mature apices were decoronated keeping a length of 12 mm of a root. Biomechanical preparation till rotary protaper F2 and irrigation according to the protocol of all the roots was performed. The specimens were randomly assigned into three random groups (n = 15) of glycerine, propylene glycol and ringer lactate mixed with safranin o dye. Roots were split into two halves using disks. The evaluation of the area of penetration of glycerine, propylene glycol, and ringer lactate solution was performed using stereomicroscope and Image J software. For analysis single way ANOVA test followed by post hoc test was used. The level of significance was set at p <0.05. Results: The maximum depth of dye penetration with propylene glycol was significantly greater than glycerine and ringer lactate solution when the level of significance was set at p <0.05 Conclusion: Propylene glycol penetration in the dentinal tubules was more effective than glycerine and ringer lactate solution indicating its potential use in delivering intracanal medicaments Clinical significance: The low surface tension vehicles help in propagating the intracanal medicaments into the canal irregularities to aid in thorough disinfection of the canals.

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