Influence of cleansers and irrigation methods on primary and permanent root dentin permeability: a literature review


  • Fernanda Miori Pascon Piracicaba Dental School, University of Campinas
  • Kamila Rosamilia Kantovitz Piracicaba Dental School, University of Campinas
  • Regina Maria Puppin-Rontani Piracicaba Dental School, University of Campinas



Dentin permeability. Irrigating solutions. Irrigation system. Primary teeth. Permanent teeth


This paper review is key issue to known that the adequate endodontic techniques accomplished on primary and permanent teeth regarding the root dentin permeability. Therefore, it was discussed the efficacy of some cleansers and the influence of two irrigation systems used during endodontic preparation of primary and permanent teeth (manual or ultrasonic activation). The literature was searched for original papers relating cleansers characteristics, cleansers effect of root dentin permeability and the influence of manual irrigation or ultrasonic activation systems regarding primary and permanent endodontic therapy. The articles were selected using Bireme and Medline databases. Manual tracing of references cited in key papers otherwise was not elicited. It can be concluded that regarding cleansers and irrigation systems, there are not enough papers focusing primary teeth to establish patterns of change in the root dentin permeability. However, among the solutions used to treat permanent teeth, all solutions and associations studied increased the root dentin permeability. There was no difference in the root dentin permeability for permanent teeth when compared manual and ultrasonic preparation.


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Author Biographies

Fernanda Miori Pascon, Piracicaba Dental School, University of Campinas

Possui graduação em Odontologia pela Universidade Estadual de Campinas (1999), curso de extensão universitária em Odontologia para Bebês pela Universidade Estadual de Londrina (2000-2001 - 1800 horas), especialização em Odontopediatria pela Faculdade de Odontologia de Piracicaba (2002-2003 - 935 horas), mestrado em Odontologia - Concentração em Odontopediatria pela Universidade Estadual de Campinas (2006) e doutorado em Odontologia - Concentração em Odontopediatria pela Universidade Estadual de Campinas (2008).

Kamila Rosamilia Kantovitz, Piracicaba Dental School, University of Campinas

Graduated in Dentistry, Faculty of Dentistry of Ribeirão Preto, University of São Paulo (1998), pos-graduated in Pediatric Dentistry, Piracicaba Dental School, State University of Campinas (2004-2006), Master's and PhD' s degree in Dentistry-concentration in Pediatric Dentistry, Piracicaba Dental School, State University of Campinas (2006 and 2010, respectively). Researcher fellow at National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin disease - National Institutes of Health (2011-2013). Currently, she is a post-doctoral in Pediatric Dentistry, and Professor of the Graduate Program in Dentistry, Piracicaba Dental School, State University of Campinas. She is expert in Dentistry, with emphasis on Pediatric Dentistry, acting on the following topics: Pediatric Dentistry; Primary Teeth; Dental Materials; Cell Biology.

Regina Maria Puppin-Rontani, Piracicaba Dental School, University of Campinas

Graduated at Piracicaba Dental School,Unicamp (1983), Master's at Dentistry from Universidade Estadual de Campinas (1987) and Ph.D. in Dentistry at São Paulo University(1993). Has experience in Dentisry, focusing on Pediatric Dentistry and Dental Materials, acting on the following subjects: dental substrate (enamel and dentin), preventive and restorative materials, dental/materials bonding, root dentin permeability, abrasion, atrition and erosion wear. She was Coordinator of Pre and Graduate Program of Pediatric Dentistry Division of the Dentistry Post-Graduate Program from Piracicaba Dental School/Unicamp from 2003 to 2007. She is Coordenator of Dental Materials Pre and Graduate Program from FOP/Unicamp (grade 6 Capes) - from 2006 to 2008 and 2008 to 2010. She also is Coordinator of DINTER Program: Unicamp/Unioeste Agreement.


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Pascon FM, Kantovitz KR, Puppin-Rontani RM. Influence of cleansers and irrigation methods on primary and permanent root dentin permeability: a literature review. Braz. J. Oral Sci. [Internet]. 2015 Nov. 26 [cited 2022 Nov. 28];5(18):1063-9. Available from:



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