Efficiency of Endosonic Blue, Eddy, Ultra X and Endoactivator in the removal of calcium hydroxide paste from root canals
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CitationGüven, Y., Ali, A., & Arslan, H. (2021). Efficiency of Endosonic Blue, Eddy, Ultra X and Endoactivator in the removal of calcium hydroxide paste from root canals. Australian Endodontic Journal.
We investigated the efficiency of Endosonic Blue, EDDY, Ultra X and EndoActivator in removing calcium hydroxide from artificially created apical grooves in root canal walls. In Materials and Methods: A total of 60 single-root maxillary central incisors, root canals were created and the roots were divided into two longitudinal parts. In the most suitable root piece, artificial grooves were created in the apical section and filled with calcium hydroxide. Calcium hydroxide in the grooves was removed using EDDY, Ultra X, Endosonic Blue or EndoActivator, and the remnants in the grooves were examined under a stereomicroscope. EDDY and Ultra X removed significantly more calcium hydroxide than Endosonic Blue and EndoActivator. The performance of EDDY and Ultra X or Endosonic Blue and EndoActivator was comparable. Therefore, EDDY and Ultra X are more effective than Endosonic Blue and EndoActivator in removing calcium hydroxide from apical grooves in root canal walls. No technique could achieve complete calcium hydroxide removal.