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Year : 2023  |  Volume : 26  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 42-46

Evaluation of pH and calcium ions release of two tricalcium silicate-based sealers through roots of primary teeth

Department of Dentistry, Federal University of Santa Catarina, Florianopolis, Santa Catarina, Brazil

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Prof. Mariane Cardoso
Department of Dentistry, Health Sciences Center, Federal University of Santa Catarina, Florianopolis 88040-900, Santa Catarina
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/jcd.jcd_355_21

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Background: This study aimed to evaluate the pH and calcium ions (Ca2+) release from two tricalcium silicate-based sealers (Sealer Plus BC and Bio-C Pulpecto) through roots of primary teeth. Methods: Forty root canals of primary incisors were prepared and distributed into four groups according to the filling material: GPlusBC (Sealer Plus BC); GBioC (Bio-C Pulpecto); GUltra (Ultracal); and GC (no filled). pH measurement was performed with a digital pH meter, and the Ca2 + release was measured in an atomic absorption spectrophotometer at baseline, 24 h and 1, 2, 3, and 4 weeks later. The data were analyzed using two-way ANOVA and Tukey's post hoc tests. Results: The results did not reveal significant differences between the groups in terms of pH in 24 h, 1-, and 2-weeks' periods. After 4 weeks, there was a significant difference, with the highest mean pH values in GUltra, followed, respectively, by GPlusBC and GBioC. Regarding the Ca2 + release, the GUltra showed greatest mean values at all evaluated times, and the other groups showed no difference between them. Conclusion: Both sealers were able to promote the elevation of the pH and Ca2 + release through roots of primary teeth, which brings favorable properties for their use as a filling material.

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