Efficacy of XP-endo Finisher File in Removing Calcium Hydroxide from Simulated Internal Resorption Cavity

Keskin C., Sariyilmaz E., Sariyilmaz Ö.

JOURNAL OF ENDODONTICS, vol.43, no.1, pp.126-130, 2017 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 43 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.joen.2016.09.009
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.126-130
  • Keywords: Calcium hydroxide, CanalBrush, EndoActivator, passive ultrasonic activation, XP-endo Finisher, ROOT RESORPTION, CANAL SEALERS, APICAL 3RD, IN-VITRO, IRRIGATION, DIAGNOSIS
  • Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University Affiliated: Yes


Introduction: The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of supplementary use of XP-endo Finisher file, passive ultrasonic activation (PUI), EndoActivator (EA), and CanalBrush (CB) on the removal of calcium hydroxide (CH) paste from simulated internal resorption cavities. Methods: The root canals of 110 extracted single-rooted teeth with straight canals were prepared up to size 50. The specimens were split longitudinally, and standardized internal resorption cavities were prepared with burs. The cavities and root canals were filled with CH paste. The specimens were divided into 5 groups as follows: XP-endo Finisher, EA, PUI, CB, and syringe irrigation (SI). The root canals were irrigated with 5.25% NaOCl and 17% EDTA for 2 minutes, respectively. Apart from the SI group, both solutions were activated by using tested techniques for 1 minute. The quantity of CH remnants on resorption cavities was scored. Data were analyzed by using Kruskal-Wallis H and Mann-Whitney U tests. Results: XP-endo Finisher and PUI removed significantly more CH than SI, EA, and CB (P <.05), showing no significant difference between them (P>.05). Differences among SI, EA, and CB were also non-significant (P>.05). Conclusions: None of the tested techniques render the simulated internal resorption cavities free of CH debris. XP-endo Finisher and PUI were superior to SI, CB, and EA.