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Brazilian Dental Journal

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Abstract

VIVAN, Rodrigo Ricci et al. Scanning electron microscopy analysis of RinsEndo system and conventional irrigation for debris removal. Braz. Dent. J. [online]. 2010, vol.21, n.4, pp. 305-309. ISSN 0103-6440.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0103-64402010000400003.

A new device for irrigation, which presents hydrodynamic activation based on the pressure-suction technology, has recently been introduced to the market: the RinsEndo system. This study compared the efficacy of the RinsEndo system and conventional (manual-dynamic) irrigation in the removal of debris from the root canal walls, using scanning electron microscopy (SEM). Twenty mandibular premolars with completely formed roots were selected and randomly divided into group 1 (irrigation with the RinsEndo system) and group 2 (conventional irrigation). The canals were irrigated with 1 mL of saline at each change of instrument. Instrumentation started with a #15 K file and continued up to a #40 K file, which was standardized as the working length instrument. Then, the teeth were sectioned in buccolingual direction and the halves were sputter-coated with gold and examined by SEM. The apical, middle and cervical root canal thirds were evaluated, and the results were analyzed statistically by the Mann-Whitney test for comparison between methods, Kruskal-Wallis test for comparison among thirds, and Miller test for individual comparisons. A significance level of 5% was set for all analyses. The results did not show significant differences (p>0.05) between methods at each third and among thirds for each technique analyzed individually. In conclusion, there was no difference in the cleaning ability of the RinsEndo system and conventional irrigation.

Keywords : RinsEndo system; irrigation; endodontics.

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