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Solubility Evaluation of Different Root Canal Sealing Materials

Emre Bayram, Dilek Dalat, Melike Bayram

Citation Information : Bayram E, Dalat D, Bayram M. Solubility Evaluation of Different Root Canal Sealing Materials. J Contemp Dent Pract 2015; 16 (2):96-100.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10024-1643

Published Online: 01-06-2015

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2015; The Author(s).



To evaluate the solubility of five different root canal sealers (AH Plus Jet, RealSeal SE, MTA Fillapex, Tubli-Seal, and Acroseal) in chloroform, eucalyptol and Endosolv-E solvents.

Materials and methods

Ninety root canal sealer samples were prepared and then divided into three groups for immersion in a solvent for 2, 5 or 10 minutes. The mean values of the root canal sealers’ dissolution in the solvents were obtained by the difference between the preimmersion original weight and the post-immersion weight on a digital analytical scale. Data were statistically analyzed by a Kruskal-Wallis test with a Bonferroni correction.


Chloroform was a more effective solvent than eucalyptol or Endosolv E for all root canal sealers, except for RealSeal SE, at all time points (p < 0.003). RealSeal SE was the least soluble sealer in all solvents at all time points.


Chloroform demonstrated a superior ability over other solvents in dissolving canal sealing materials, and eucalyptol was found to be the least effective solvent in this study.

Clinical significance

This study can help to the clinicians about which solvent should be preferred for solving the filling materials in retreatment cases.

How to cite this article

Bayram E, Dalat D, Bayram M. Solubility Evaluation of Different Root Canal Sealing Materials. J Contemp Dent Pract 2015;16(2):96-100.

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