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IP Indian Journal of Conservative and Endodontics

Root canal sealers: An review

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Author Details: Preeti Mishra*,Sachin Gupta,Vineeta Nikhil,Shikha Jaiswal,Shalya Raj

Volume : 3

Issue : 3

Online ISSN : 2581-8988

Print ISSN : 2581-9534

Article First Page : 69

Article End Page : 74


The main function of the sealer is to fill the gaps between the core material and the walls of the root canal. A hermetic seal cannot be obtained without the use of a sealer which forms a fluid tight seal and barrier between the dentin and core material apically, laterally and coronally. All sealers are required to possess certain physical and biological properties. These properties include biocompatibility, strength, sealing ability, adequate working and setting time, flow, solubility and various other characteristics. However, no sealer has been shown to be totally satisfactory for clinical use. This article review the ideal properties, functions, classification and methods of application of sealers for better clinical understanding.

Keywords: Hermetic seal, Flow, Root canal sealers, Sealing ability

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