Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/221836
Title:
Root canal filling using Resilon: a review.
Authors:
Shanahan, D J; Duncan, H F
Affiliation:
Division of Restorative Dentistry and Periodontology, Dublin Dental University Hospital, Trinity College Dublin, University of Dublin, Dublin, Ireland.
Citation:
Root canal filling using Resilon: a review. 2011, 211 (2):81-8 Br Dent J
Journal:
British dental journal
Issue Date:
Jul-2011
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/221836
DOI:
10.1038/sj.bdj.2011.573
PubMed ID:
21779066
Abstract:
Root canal treatment is achieved by chemo-mechanical debridement of the root canal system followed by filling. The filling material 'entombs' residual bacteria and acts as a barrier which prevents the entrance of oral microorganisms and reinfection of the root canal system through microleakage. However, filling with contemporary root filling materials such as gutta-percha offers limited long-term resistance to microorganisms; as a result other materials such as Resilon have been investigated as alternatives. The aim of this review was to analyse the literature to consider whether Resilon is a suitable root canal filling material. A MEDLINE and Cochrane library search including various keyword searches identified several papers which investigated or discussed Resilon or RealSeal/Epiphany. Analysis of the literature demonstrated that the bulk of the literature is in vitro in nature, based largely on leakage-type studies, and demonstrates a wide variety of methodologies with conflicting findings; as a result meaningful conclusions are difficult. Within the limit of these in vitro studies Resilon appears to perform adequately in comparison to gutta-percha, however, as a result of the questionable merit of such studies, it cannot presently be considered an evidence-based alternative to the current gold standard gutta-percha. It is imperative that before Resilon is considered as a replacement material, a better understanding of the physical properties of the resin sealer and the reality of the adhesive 'monoblock' are elucidated. The literature also demonstrates a paucity of quality long-term clinical outcome studies which will need to be addressed before firm conclusions can be reached.
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
MeSH:
Dental Leakage; Dental Pulp Cavity; Evidence-Based Dentistry; Gutta-Percha; Humans; Root Canal Filling Materials; Root Canal Obturation
ISSN:
1476-5373

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorShanahan, D Jen_GB
dc.contributor.authorDuncan, H Fen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-05-03T10:07:04Z-
dc.date.available2012-05-03T10:07:04Z-
dc.date.issued2011-07-
dc.identifier.citationRoot canal filling using Resilon: a review. 2011, 211 (2):81-8 Br Dent Jen_GB
dc.identifier.issn1476-5373-
dc.identifier.pmid21779066-
dc.identifier.doi10.1038/sj.bdj.2011.573-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/221836-
dc.description.abstractRoot canal treatment is achieved by chemo-mechanical debridement of the root canal system followed by filling. The filling material 'entombs' residual bacteria and acts as a barrier which prevents the entrance of oral microorganisms and reinfection of the root canal system through microleakage. However, filling with contemporary root filling materials such as gutta-percha offers limited long-term resistance to microorganisms; as a result other materials such as Resilon have been investigated as alternatives. The aim of this review was to analyse the literature to consider whether Resilon is a suitable root canal filling material. A MEDLINE and Cochrane library search including various keyword searches identified several papers which investigated or discussed Resilon or RealSeal/Epiphany. Analysis of the literature demonstrated that the bulk of the literature is in vitro in nature, based largely on leakage-type studies, and demonstrates a wide variety of methodologies with conflicting findings; as a result meaningful conclusions are difficult. Within the limit of these in vitro studies Resilon appears to perform adequately in comparison to gutta-percha, however, as a result of the questionable merit of such studies, it cannot presently be considered an evidence-based alternative to the current gold standard gutta-percha. It is imperative that before Resilon is considered as a replacement material, a better understanding of the physical properties of the resin sealer and the reality of the adhesive 'monoblock' are elucidated. The literature also demonstrates a paucity of quality long-term clinical outcome studies which will need to be addressed before firm conclusions can be reached.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to British dental journalen_GB
dc.subject.meshDental Leakage-
dc.subject.meshDental Pulp Cavity-
dc.subject.meshEvidence-Based Dentistry-
dc.subject.meshGutta-Percha-
dc.subject.meshHumans-
dc.subject.meshRoot Canal Filling Materials-
dc.subject.meshRoot Canal Obturation-
dc.titleRoot canal filling using Resilon: a review.en_GB
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentDivision of Restorative Dentistry and Periodontology, Dublin Dental University Hospital, Trinity College Dublin, University of Dublin, Dublin, Ireland.en_GB
dc.identifier.journalBritish dental journalen_GB
dc.description.provinceLeinsteren
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