Surface tension of root canal irrigants


Tasman F., Cehreli Z., Ogan C., Etikan I.

JOURNAL OF ENDODONTICS, cilt.26, ss.586-587, 2000 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 26 Konu: 10
  • Basım Tarihi: 2000
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1097/00004770-200010000-00002
  • Dergi Adı: JOURNAL OF ENDODONTICS
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.586-587

Özet

The aim of this study was to evaluate the surface tension values of established and potential endodontic irrigants to which a surface active agent had not been added. Additionally, Cetredixine, a surfactant-containing 0.2% chlorhexidine gluconate solution, was included in the measurements. Surface tension measurements were performed using the ring method on a DuNouy tensiometer at a standard room temperature. Ringer's solution, saline solution, and distilled water had the highest surface tension values, whereas those of NaOCl (2.5% and 5%) and 17% EDTA were relatively low. Two anesthetic solutions, Ultracaine and Citanest, demonstrated values similar to NaOCl and EDTA, although a statistically significant difference was found between all solutions tested. Cetredixin displayed the lowest surface tension. A low surface tension agent should penetrate tubules better.