Purpose: To test if the hybrid layer formation by Hybrid Root SEAL (Sun Medical Co.), a 4-META-containing auto-adhesive self-etching root canal sealer, is affected by the sequence of irrigants employed for removing canal wall smear layers during root canal treatment. Methods: Single-rooted teeth were shaped and irrigated with EDTA as initial rinse/NaOCl as active final rinse (Group 1), or NaOCl as initial rinse/EDTA as active final rinse (Group 2). All canals were obturated with Hybrid Root SEAL using a single-cone technique. Root slices derived from the coronal, middle and apical thirds of the roots were processed for transmission electron microscopy after removing the gutta-percha, leaving the sealer intact. Additional filled canals from the two groups were evaluated for fluid leakage. Results: Hybrid layer was absent in Group 1 and was present only when a collagen matrix was produced by EDTA demineralization (Group 2). Significantly more leakage (4.03 ± 1.94 μLmin-1 vs. 1.50 ± 0.42 μLmin-1 P< 0.05) was observed in the absence of dentin hybridization.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||American journal of dentistry|
|State||Published - Oct 2009|
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