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 : 2019  |  Volume : 37  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 271--274

Scanning electron microscopic observation of primary tooth dentin following final irrigation with 95% ethanol: An in vitro study


Anitha Santosh1, Adesh Kakade1, Sayali Mali2, Rutika Lalwani3, Sheetal Badnaware4, Bhagyashree Deshmukh3, Heeresh Shetty5 
1 Department of Pediatric and Preventive Dentistry, Nair Hospital Dental College, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
2 Department of Pediatric and Preventive Dentistry, Government Dental College and Hospital, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
3 Department of Pediatric and Preventive Dentistry, Nair Hospital Dental College, Mumbai,Maharashtra, India
4 Department of Pediatric and Preventive Dentistry, Saraswati Dhanwantari Dental College and Hospital, Parbhani, Maharashtra, India
5 Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, Nair Hospital Dental College, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Adesh Kakade
Department of Pediatric and Preventive Dentistry, Nair Hospital Dental College, Mumbai, Maharashtra
India

Background: The beneficial effects of irrigants during endodontic treatment are well known; however, it may have some deleterious effects on the internal root canal wall, thereby altering its physical properties. Aim: The purpose of the study was to assess the effect of 95% ethanol on morphological characteristics of primary root dentin. Materials and Methods: Biomechanical preparation was done in twenty extracted single-rooted primary anterior teeth using Rotary ProTaper Universal System. Samples were divided into two groups based on the final irrigation protocol: nonalcohol group (NAG) and alcohol group (AG). 3% sodium hypochlorite and 17% ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid were used for irrigation in both the groups, whereas 95% ethanol was used as a final irrigant in AG. After the treatment, these teeth were longitudinally sectioned and studied under the scanning electron microscope (SEM). Results: SEM observation of NAG showed scattered debris with unaffected morphology of dentinal tubules (DT). In AG, DT showed severe erosion with the loss of peritubular and intertubular dentin. Conclusion: A final rinse with 95% ethanol can change the morphology of the internal root surface and aid in smear layer removal in primary teeth.


How to cite this article:
Santosh A, Kakade A, Mali S, Lalwani R, Badnaware S, Deshmukh B, Shetty H. Scanning electron microscopic observation of primary tooth dentin following final irrigation with 95% ethanol: An in vitro study.J Indian Soc Pedod Prev Dent 2019;37:271-274


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Santosh A, Kakade A, Mali S, Lalwani R, Badnaware S, Deshmukh B, Shetty H. Scanning electron microscopic observation of primary tooth dentin following final irrigation with 95% ethanol: An in vitro study. J Indian Soc Pedod Prev Dent [serial online] 2019 [cited 2020 Oct 28 ];37:271-274
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