Two mm plugs of demineralized dentin, hydroxyapatite, or dentin chips were condensed into the apical perforations of 48 anterior teeth of eight adult cynamolgus monkeys. The remainder of the canals were obturated with gutta percha and Grossmans sealer using lateral condensation technique. The degree of hard tissue formation and inflammation was evaluated at three and six months. No significant changes were noted between various materials at three months. However, after six months, the samples with apical plugs of hydroxyapatite had more hard tissue formation and less inflammation than others.
Leif K. Bakland
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Dental Materials; Endodontics -- methods
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Brandell, D. Wylie, "Effects of Dentin Chips, Hydroxyapatite, and Demineralized Dentin as Apical Plugs" (1984). Loma Linda University Electronic Theses, Dissertations & Projects. 1287.
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