Arun Kurian Varghese1, SV Satish2*, Krishna Rao Kilaru3, Ashwini M Patil4 and Basvana Gowda4
1Postgraduate Student, Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, Navodaya Dental College, Raichur, Karnataka, India
2Professor and Head, Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, Navodaya Dental College, Raichur, Karnataka, India
3Department of Endodontics, Bnied AL Gar Dental Centre, Ministry of Health, Kuwait
4Reader, Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, Navodaya Dental College, Raichur, Karnataka, India
*Corresponding Author: SV Satish, Professor and Head, Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, Navodaya Dental College, Raichur, Karnataka, India.
Received: October 17, 2020; Published: November 07, 2020
Aim: The aim of the study was to observe the surface topography and crystallization of GP cones by aloe vera, glutaraldehyde, sodium hypochlorite and propolis - using a Scanning electron microscope (SEM).
Materials and Methods: Seventy GP points of size 80 and 2% taper were divided into five groups depending on the type of chemical agents used for disinfection.
The groups were as follows:
In each of the groups, fourteen GP points were immersed in the respective chemical agents separately for 2 minutes and observed under SEM to evaluate for changes in surface topography and presence of chloride crystals. Statistical analysis was done using Chi-square test.
Results: Propolis showed least changes in surface topography with minimal chloride crystal formation when compared to Aloe vera, Glutaraldehyde and Sodium hypochlorite.
Conclusion: Within the limitation of the study, propolis proved to be a better disinfectant for GP cones with minimal surface changes when compared to other groups.
Keywords: Gutta Percha; Surface Topography; Chloride Crystals; Propolis; Sodium Hypochlorite
Citation: SV Satish., et al. “Comparative Evaluation of the Changes in Surface Topography and Crystallization of Gutta Percha Cones by Four Chemical Solutions: An SEM Study". Acta Scientific Dental Sciences 4.12 (2020): 42-46.
Copyright: © 2020 SV Satish., et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.