Obturation Quality of Chitosan-Modified Glass Ionomer Cement in Root Canals (In Vitro Study)

Authors

  • Abdulkareem R. Al-Mezouri
  • Hussain F. Al-Huwaizi
  • Dara H. Saeed

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v15i3.15582

Keywords:

Chitosan , Glass ionomer cement, Obturation material

Abstract

Background: Many materials are used for root canal obturation but all of them possess certain drawbacks.
In the present study compared the obturation quality of Glass ionomer cement containing chitosan root canal
filling material with other regularly used materials by using dye penetration.
Material and Methods: Thirty-six human roots were chosen for this study. After de-coronation of the teeth
and separation of the desired roots, they were instrumented by the Protaper Universal system from S1-F4
and then divided into three major groups: Group 1, filled with experimental material (glass ionomer cement/
Chitosan); group 2, filled with gutta-percha with zinc oxide eugenol sealer; group 3, filled with gutta-percha
with AH26. The evaluation was performed by radiographs post-obturation and by dye leakage test.
Results: There was no significant difference between root canal obturation materials.
Conclusions: The use of glass ionomer cement with chitosan root canal filling material improves the
obturation quality of root canals.

Author Biographies

Abdulkareem R. Al-Mezouri


Lecturer , College of Dentistry, University of Duhok, Iraq

Hussain F. Al-Huwaizi

Professor, Department of Restorative and Esthetic
Dentistry, College of Dentistry, University of Baghdad, Iraq

Dara H. Saeed

Assistant Professor, College of Dentistry, Hawler
Medical University, Iraq

Published

2021-05-17

How to Cite

Abdulkareem R. Al-Mezouri, Hussain F. Al-Huwaizi, & Dara H. Saeed. (2021). Obturation Quality of Chitosan-Modified Glass Ionomer Cement in Root Canals (In Vitro Study). Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, 15(3), 1837-1842. https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v15i3.15582