Efficacy of different irrigant activation devices in removing dentin debris from an artificial isthmus connecting curved canals

Plotino G., Özyürek T., GÜNDOĞAR M., Uslu G., Pedullà E., Careddu R., ...More

Australian Endodontic Journal, vol.49, no.S1, pp.353-358, 2023 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 49 Issue: S1
  • Publication Date: 2023
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/aej.12748
  • Journal Name: Australian Endodontic Journal
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, EMBASE, MEDLINE
  • Page Numbers: pp.353-358
  • Keywords: debris, irrigation, isthmus, sonic activation, ultrasonically activated irrigation
  • Istanbul Medipol University Affiliated: Yes


The aim of this study was to evaluate the debridement efficacy of sonic irrigation (EDDY; VDW, Munich, Germany and EndoActivator; Dentsply-Sirona, Ballaigues, Switzerland) and ultrasonically activated irrigation (Irrısafe; Satelec Acteon, Merignac, France) in a simulated canal isthmus connecting curved canals. Transparent resin blocks were produced containing two curved canals connected with an isthmus. The isthmus was then filled with dentin debris. Three irrigant activation cycles were performed and the amount of remaining debris was compared analysing pictures taken after each activation cycle. Data were statistically analysed using one-way ANOVA and post hoc Tukey tests at a significance level of p < 0.05. EDDY showed greater efficiency in removing dentin debris from the simulated isthmus than the other techniques tested. An increase in the activation time enhanced the efficiency of both EDDY and ultrasonically activated irrigation in debris removal.