INVESTIGATION OF ROOT CANAL DEBRIDEMENT EFFICACY OF LOW TEMPERATURE ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE PLASMA COMPARED TO THE CURRENT TECHNIQUES


Kaya B. , KEÇECİ A. D. , Guldas H. E.

BIOTECHNOLOGY & BIOTECHNOLOGICAL EQUIPMENT, cilt.27, ss.3547-3552, 2013 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 27 Konu: 1
  • Basım Tarihi: 2013
  • Doi Numarası: 10.5504/bbeq.2012.0125
  • Dergi Adı: BIOTECHNOLOGY & BIOTECHNOLOGICAL EQUIPMENT
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.3547-3552

Özet

This study aimed to compare the efficacy of low-temperature atmospheric pressure plasma (LTAPP) with the current materials (MTAD, NaOCl, EDTA) used with or without passive ultrasonic irrigation (PUI) on smear and debris removal. Mandibular premolars (n = 55) were prepared to an apical size of 40/.06 and randomly divided into 5 different test groups (n = 10 per group) and I control group (n = 5) with the following final irrigation protocols: NaOCl + EDTA; NaOCl with PUI; MTAD; MTAD with PUI; LTAPP; and saline (control). Presence of smear layer and debris was evaluated at x2000 (for each third) using a four-level scoring system. The data were analyzed statistically by Kruskal Wallis and Bonferroni Dunn tests (P = 0.05). The results showed that NaOCl + EDTA and MTAD with PUI irrigation were the most effective methods for smear layer removal, whereas MTAD irrigation with or without PUI, for debris removal (P < 0.05). Smear and dentin scores showed significant differences among the groups in all thirds (P < 0.05). It could be concluded that LTAPP did not appear effective on smear layer and debris removal as expected. PUI improved only the efficacy of MTAD. Biotechnol. & Biotechnol. Eq. 2013, 27(1), 3547-3552