Time-dependent Decalcifying Effects of Endodontic Irrigants with Antibacterial Properties

Sayin T. C., ÇEHRELİ Z. C., Deniz D., Akcay A., TUNCEL B., Dagli F., ...More

JOURNAL OF ENDODONTICS, vol.35, no.2, pp.280-283, 2009 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 35 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.joen.2008.11.016
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.280-283
  • Keywords: Calcium, chlorhexidine, decalcification, iodine potassium iodide, sodium hypochlorite, ROOT-CANAL DENTIN, SODIUM-HYPOCHLORITE, IRRIGATING SOLUTIONS, TETRACYCLINE-HCL, MINERAL-CONTENT, BOND STRENGTHS, IN-VITRO, ADHESIVE, EDTA, RELEASE
  • Gazi University Affiliated: Yes


The aim of this study was to investigate the extent of calcium ion (Ca(2+)) removal on root dentin after treatment with 1.25% NaOCl, 2.5% NaOCl, 5.25% NaOCl, 2% chlorhexidine (CHX), 2% iodine potassium iodide (IKI), and MTAD in 3 immersion time periods. Extracted human mandibular premolars were bisected longitudinally, and the root halves (n = 70) were isolated with nail varnish, leaving the root canal exposed. The specimens were immersed in the test solutions, during which the amount of Ca(2+) release into the solutions was determined at 5, 10, and 15 minutes by flame photometry. The decalcifying effect of 5%, 2.5%, and 1.25% NaOCl and 2% IKI significantly increased within time (P < .05), with 5% NaOCl extracting the greatest amount of Ca(2+) at all treatment times. For 2% CHX and distilled water, a significant increase in the amount of Ca(2+) extraction from root dentin was only evident at 10 minutes (P < .05) and did not change at 15-minute readings. Between the 5- to 10-minute and 10- to 15-minute intervals, the greatest amount of increase in the rate of Ca(2+) extraction from root dentin was observed in the 2.5% NaOCl group. At 15 minutes, 2% CHX and distilled water showed the least amount of change. Among the test solutions, MTAD extracted the least amount of Ca(2+) at 5 minutes. (J Endod 2009,35: 280-283)