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In vitro study of the flow rate of five root canal sealers: Endofill, AH Plus, MTA Fillapex, Sealer 26 and Pulp Canal Sealer EWT

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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