Demineralization of Human Dentin Produced by Combination of Endodontic Irrigants

2023 • Volume 17 • Issue 1

Oliva M. A.; López, G. L.; López, M. E.; Salas López, M. M. & de la Casa, M. L.



The aim of the present study was to evaluate ex vivo irrigating solutions effect under calcium and phosphates dentin ions, using them alone and combined. In this study 56 dentin discs where used. They were obtained from middle third of mandibular single-root premolars extracted for orthodontics reasons. Discs were randomly divided into 8 groups (n:7). Group I: Distilled water (DW), Group II: 1 % sodium hypochlorite (NaOCl), Group III: 17 % EDTA, Group IV: 5 % maleic acid (MA), Group V: 5 % acetic acid (AA), Group VI: 17 % EDTA + 1 % NaOCl, Group VII: 5 % MA + 1 % NaOCl, Group VIII: 5 % AA + 1 % NaOCl. Dentin segments were kept in contact with irrigating solutions at 37°C for 5 minutes, when used alone, or for 2.5 minutes when used combined. After that, calcium ions (using absorption atomic spectrometry) and phosphorus ions (by colorimetry Wienner Lab.) were determined. Results were expressed in mg/ml/g tissue. Statistical analysis was performed by ANOVA and Tukey test. 5 % AA and 17 % EDTA eliminated similar concentrations of calcium and phosphates ions from dentin at 5 minutes exposure time, while 1 % NaOCl did not present statistical differences with control. 5 % MA eliminated significantly more calcium and phosphates ions than the rest of analyzed groups. Every tested solutions demineralized human dentin, but 5 % MA used for 5 minutes did it the most.

KEY WORDS: endodontic irrigation-dentin-desmineralization.


How to cite this article

OLIVA, M. A.; LÓPEZ, G. L.; LÓPEZ, M. E.; SALAS LÓPEZ, M. M. & DE LA CASA, M. L. Demineralization of human dentin produced by combination of endodontic irrigants. Int. J. Odontostomat., 17(1):88-93, 2023.


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