JICDRO is a UGC approved journal (Journal no. 63927)
Year : 2019  |  Volume : 11  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 54-60

Efficacy of XP-Endo finisher in removal of calcium hydroxide from root canal system: A systematic review

Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, Dr. D. Y. Patil Vidyapeeth, Pune, Maharashtra, India

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Dr. Shruti Kamath
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DOI: 10.4103/jicdro.jicdro_15_19

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Calcium hydroxide (CH) is widely used as an intracanal medicament between appointments to increase the number of canals free from bacteria. However, the remnant CH hinders the penetration of disinfectants and sealers into dentinal tubules and compromises the seal of the canal filling. Therefore, residual CH must be removed before permanent root canal obturation is completed. To analyze the efficacy of XP-endo finisher on the removal of CH medicament from root canal system. English language articles were retrieved from electronic biomedical journal databases. PubMed, Google Scholar, and ResearchGate were used to complete the search for all full-text articles available. The search was done till August 31, 2018. The last data search was conducted on September 1, 2018. All articles that were published in English were included. Only those articles that were published between January 1, 2011, and August 31, 2018, using XP-endo finisher were selected. The efficacy of XP-endo finisher on removal of CH medicament from root canal system. Total of 17 articles was identified through electronic database searching. After duplicate removal, and full-text reading, six articles qualified for qualitative synthesis in this systematic review. XP-endo finisher is proven to be more efficient in removing the CH medicament from root canal system.

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