Calcium Hydroxide improves epoxy sealer adhesion on root dentin

Carlos Henrique Ribeiro Camargo, Bruna Pastro de Lara, Gleyce Oliveira Silva, Noala Vicensoto Moreira Milhan, Simone Helena Ferreira Gonçalves, Samira Esteves Afonso Camargo


Objective: The aim of this study is to evaluate the adhesion of an endodontic sealer (AHPlus in root canals after the use of different protocols of 17% EDTA and the use of intracanal medication (ICM) based on calcium hydroxide in aqueous vehicle. Material and Methods: For this, 72 single-rooted human teeth were instrumented up to #50 and divided into six groups (n = 12). Group 1: EDTA for 3 min; Group 2: 3 mL of EDTA + 3 min of EDTA; Group 3: 3 mL of EDTA + 3 min of EDTA + 30 seconds of ultrasonic agitation; Group 4: EDTA for 3 min + ICM; Group 5: 3 mL of EDTA + 3 min of EDTA + ICM; Group 6: 3 mL of EDTA + 3 min of EDTA + 30 seconds of ultrasonic agitation + ICM. The root canals were filled with endodontic sealer after each protocol and after 7 days they were prepared to the push-out test. The data were analyzed using ANOVA two factors (p < 0.05). Results: It was observed no statistically difference in bond strength in the 3 different 17% EDTA protocols. However, the use of ICM increased significantly the resistance adhesion. Conclusion: Intracanal medication based on calcium hydroxide improved the bond strength of AHPlus to dentin walls, regardless of the EDTA protocol.


Calcium hydroxide; EDTA; Dentin.

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