Beatriz de Carvalho Silva Rocha, Ana Grasiela da Silva Limoeiro, Carlos Eduardo da Silveira Bueno, Fábio Silveira de Souza, Antônio Henrique Braitt
Objective: The aim of this study was to investigate in vitro the flow rate of the following commercially available root canal sealers: Endofill, AH Plus®, MTA Fillapex®, Sealer 26 and Pulp Canal Sealer EWT. Material and Methods: The sealers were manipulated according to manufacturer recommendations. The flow rate was determined in accordance with ADA (American Dental Association, 1993) specification # 57. In comparing the groups ANOVA (analysis of variance) was performed, and subsequently, Tukey test at 95% confidence level. Results: According to the results, MTA Fillapex® root canal sealer showed the highest flow rate among the five sealers, and AH Plus® was the only sealer to exhibit a statistically significant flow rate after 24 and 48 hours. Conclusions: The authors therefore concluded that all tested sealers had a higher flow rate than the minimum recommended by ADA Specification # 57. MTA Fillapex® root canal sealer however was superior to the other sealers in terms of flowability.
Keywords: Endodontics. Ro o t canal obturation. Flow.
How to cite: Rocha BCS, Limoeiro AGS, Bueno CES, Souza FS, Braitt AH. In vitro study of the flow rate of five root canal sealers: Endofill, AH Plus, MTA Fillapex, Sealer 26 and Pulp Canal Sealer EWT. Dental Press Endod. 2017 May-Aug;7(2):67-71. DOI: https://doi.org/10.14436/2358-2545.7.2.067-071.oar
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