Advertisement

Evaluation of gutta-percha solvents

  • Author Footnotes
    1 Dr. Kaplowitz is senior dental officer, U.S. Coast Guard Support Center Seattle, Seattle, WA and a former resident, Advanced Education Program in General Dentistry, Wilford Hall USAF Medical Center, Lackland Air Force Base, TX.
    Gary J. Kaplowitz
    Footnotes
    1 Dr. Kaplowitz is senior dental officer, U.S. Coast Guard Support Center Seattle, Seattle, WA and a former resident, Advanced Education Program in General Dentistry, Wilford Hall USAF Medical Center, Lackland Air Force Base, TX.
    Search for articles by this author
  • Author Footnotes
    1 Dr. Kaplowitz is senior dental officer, U.S. Coast Guard Support Center Seattle, Seattle, WA and a former resident, Advanced Education Program in General Dentistry, Wilford Hall USAF Medical Center, Lackland Air Force Base, TX.
      This paper is only available as a PDF. To read, Please Download here.
      Five solvents (rectified white turpentine, oil of melaleuca, eucalyptol, white pine oil, and pine needle oil) were compared with chloroform for their ability to dissolve gutta-percha. All solvents dissolved at least 50% of the gutta-percha in 15 min at 37°C with chloroform and rectified white turpentine dissolving the gutta-percha completely.
      To read this article in full you will need to make a payment

      Purchase one-time access:

      Academic & Personal: 24 hour online accessCorporate R&D Professionals: 24 hour online access
      One-time access price info
      • For academic or personal research use, select 'Academic and Personal'
      • For corporate R&D use, select 'Corporate R&D Professionals'

      Subscribe:

      Subscribe to Journal of Endodontics
      Already a print subscriber? Claim online access
      Already an online subscriber? Sign in
      Institutional Access: Sign in to ScienceDirect

      References

        • Brodin P
        • Roed A
        • Aars H
        • Orstavik D
        Neurotoxic effects of root filling materials on rat phrenic nerve in vitro.
        J Dent Res. 1982; 61: 1020-1023
        • U.S. Food and Drug Administration
        Memorandum to state drug officials.
        in: U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC1974
        • U.S. Food and Drug Administration
        Chlorofrom, use as an ingredient (active or inactive) in drug products.
        in: Federal Register No. 26845. U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC1974
        • Fogiel M
        The geometry problem solver: plane, solid, analytic.
        in: Research and Education Association, Piscataway, NJ1988: 861-864
        • Downing D
        Calculus: the easy way.
        in: 2nd ed. Barron's Educational Series, New York1982: 189
        • Damas J
        • Deflandre E
        The mechanism of the anti-inflammatory effect of turpentine in the rat.
        Arch Pharmacol. 1985; 327: 143-152
        • Damas J
        • Remacle-Volon G
        • Deflandre E
        Further studies of the mechanism of counter irritation by turpentine.
        Arch Pharmacol. 1986; 332: 196-202
        • Tyler V
        Pharmacognosy.
        in: 9th ed. Lea & Febiger, Philadelphia1988: 110
      1. Hoover J Rernington's pharmaceutical sciences. 15th ed. Mack Publishing Co., Philadelphia1975: 804
        • The United States Pharmaceutical Convention
        21st ed. United States Phamacopeia. 1562. The United States Pharmaceutical Convention, Inc., Baltimore1985: 1587