Journal of Indian Society of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry
Journal of Indian Society of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry
                                                   Official journal of the Indian Society of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry                           
Year : 2012  |  Volume : 30  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 41--46

Strength characteristics and marginal sealing ability of chlorhexidine-modified glass ionomer cement: An in vitro study


P Ahluwalia1, S Chopra2, AM Thomas2 
1 Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, Gian Sagar Dental College and Hospital, Ram Nagar, Banur, Patiala, India
2 Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, Christian Dental College and Hospital, Ludhiana, Punjab, India

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P Ahluwalia
Department of Pediatric and Preventive Dentistry, Gian Dental College and Hospital, Ram Nagar, Banur, Patiala, Punjab
India

Background: This study was done to compare and evaluate the compressive strength, diametral tensile strength, and microleakage of glass ionomer cement and chlorhexidine-modified glass ionomer cement. The glass ionomer cements used in the study were Fuji IX for group I and chlorhexidine-modified glass ionomer cement for group II. Materials and Methods: The strength characteristics (compressive and diametral tensile strengths) and microleakage of both the groups were evaluated after 24 h. StudentSQs DQtDQ test and Mann-Whitney test were used for statistical analysis of the difference in strength characteristics and microleakage. Results: There was no statistical difference (P>0.05) in the strength characteristics and microleakage of glass ionomer cement and chlorhexidine-modified glass ionomer cement. Conclusion: The present study suggests that strength characteristics and marginal sealing capability of chlorhexidine-modified glass ionomer cement were similar to those of glass ionomer cement (Fuji IX). So, chlorhexidine-modified glass ionomer can be considered as a substitute for glass ionomer cements, especially in pediatric dentistry.


How to cite this article:
Ahluwalia P, Chopra S, Thomas A M. Strength characteristics and marginal sealing ability of chlorhexidine-modified glass ionomer cement: An in vitro study.J Indian Soc Pedod Prev Dent 2012;30:41-46


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Ahluwalia P, Chopra S, Thomas A M. Strength characteristics and marginal sealing ability of chlorhexidine-modified glass ionomer cement: An in vitro study. J Indian Soc Pedod Prev Dent [serial online] 2012 [cited 2021 Nov 29 ];30:41-46
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