Effectiveness of three solvents and two associations of solvents on gutta-percha and Resilon


This study evaluated the effectiveness of 3 solvents (Citrol orange oil, Eucalyptol and Tetrachloroethylene) and 2 associations of solvents (Citrol orange oil+Tetrachloroethylene and Eucalyptol+Tetrachloroethylene) on 3 types of gutta-percha (conventional, thermoplastic and EndoREZ) and Resilon. Ten discs (10 mm diameter x 1 mm thick) from each material were prepared using standard metallic molds. Each specimen was weighed to determinate its initial mass. The specimens were immersed in the solvents for 10 min, followed by immersion in distilled water for 20 min, and were then reweighed to obtain the final mass. The mean weight loss determined the solvent capacity. Data were analyzed by ANOVA and Tukey's test at 5% significance level. Tetrachloroethylene was the most effective on conventional gutta-percha (p<0.05). Tetrachloroethylene was also the most effective on thermoplastic gutta-percha, but it was not significantly different (p>0.05) from Eucalyptol+Tetrachloroethylene, Citrol+Tetrachloroethylene, and Citrol. All solvents and associations presented little effectiveness on Resilon. The association Eucalyptol+Tetrachloroethylene was the most effective on EndoREZ, but it did not differ significantly (p>0.05) from Citrol+Tetrachloroethylene and Tetrachloroethylene. All evaluated substances presented solvent action. Tetrachloroethylene improved the effectiveness of both Citrol and Eucalyptol.



Gutta-percha, Resilon, Retreatment, Solvent, cineole, cyclohexanol derivative, EndoRez, gutta percha, orange oil, resilon sealer, resin, root canal filling material, solvent, terpene, tetrachloroethylene, vegetable oil, chemistry, dental debonding, drug combination, endodontics, materials testing, methodology, retreatment, Composite Resins, Cyclohexanols, Dental Debonding, Drug Combinations, Gutta-Percha, Materials Testing, Monoterpenes, Plant Oils, Root Canal Filling Materials, Root Canal Preparation, Solvents, Tetrachloroethylene

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Brazilian Dental Journal, v. 22, n. 1, p. 41-44, 2011.