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Title: Attachment of human periodontal ligament fibroblasts to 3 different root-end filling materials: Scanning electron observation
Authors: Balto, H.
Al-Nazhan, S.
Keywords: Scanning electron microscope observation; fibroblasts; morphology; toxic material
Issue Date: 2003
Publisher: Elsevier Inc.
Citation: Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology & Endodontics: 95(2); 222-227
Abstract: Objective. The attachment behavior of the human periodontal ligament (PDL) fibroblasts to root-end filling materials (amalgam and Super-EBA) was compared in vitro to gutta-percha by means of scanning electron microscope. Study design. Amalgam and Super-EBA were placed in a prepared cavity of root slices of freshly extracted human teeth and evaluated freshly prepared. Root slices of teeth with cold-burnished gutta-percha filling with AH26 sealer were used for comparison. The root slices were placed in tissue culture cluster, and 1 mL of cell suspension was added carefully over the root slice. They were incubated at 37°C and 100% humidity for 4, 24, and 72 hours. Results. Results showed that the cold-burnished gutta-percha provides a better substrate than amalgam and Super-EBA for cell growth and attachment. Amalgam was the most toxic material, showing early manifestation of cell injury. Conclusion. It was concluded that the composition and surface texture of the substrate have an influence on the morphology and the attachment of the PDL fibroblasts. It is suggested that cell attachment and morphology might reflect the biocompatibility of the substratum.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/16655
ISSN: 1079-2104
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