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What is the least cytotoxic root canal filler?
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Dr. Donald Blair
Dentistry
3 doctors agree
In brief: Calcium Carbonate
Gutta percha is the standard by which all root canal material are judged, and for good reason; it works over 90% of the time.
However, it is cytotoxic. There is a system that uses calcium carbonate to fill root canal teeth, but there is not addquate evidence to say how well it works or if it is cytotoxic, but it is unlikely that it is cytotoxic.

In brief: Calcium Carbonate
Gutta percha is the standard by which all root canal material are judged, and for good reason; it works over 90% of the time.
However, it is cytotoxic. There is a system that uses calcium carbonate to fill root canal teeth, but there is not addquate evidence to say how well it works or if it is cytotoxic, but it is unlikely that it is cytotoxic.
Dr. Donald Blair
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Dr. Jake Richards
Dentistry
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Unsure
The most commonly used is gutta percha and has been used for a long time on millions of teeth successfully but the least cyctotoxic may not be gutta percha it is just the most common.

In brief: Unsure
The most commonly used is gutta percha and has been used for a long time on millions of teeth successfully but the least cyctotoxic may not be gutta percha it is just the most common.
Dr. Jake Richards
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Dr. LEONARD FAZIO
Dentistry
In brief: Biocalex / EndoCal
These are one and the same.
Basically a mixture of calcium oxide / zinc oxide, in a paste form. Very " bio-compatible" for humans, very bacteriocidal for microorganisms. This past eventually hardens like a rock drawbacks include: post placement not an option. Also, inherent root weakness may be exacerbated since the material swells slightly when it hardens. This could lead to root fracture.

In brief: Biocalex / EndoCal
These are one and the same.
Basically a mixture of calcium oxide / zinc oxide, in a paste form. Very " bio-compatible" for humans, very bacteriocidal for microorganisms. This past eventually hardens like a rock drawbacks include: post placement not an option. Also, inherent root weakness may be exacerbated since the material swells slightly when it hardens. This could lead to root fracture.
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