Research & Studies
JOE: Ultrasonic Irrigation Versus Irrigation with Reciprocating Activation
JOE January 2016
STUDY: Investigation of the Efficacy of Passive Ultrasonic Irrigation Versus Irrigation with Reciprocating Activation: An Environmental Scanning Electron Microscopic Study
The study refers to Bassi Clean by its trade name in Brazil: EasyClean.
About the Study:
The objective of this ex vivo study was to compare the efficacy of passive ultrasonic irrigation (PUI) versus a new activation system using reciprocating motion (EasyClean [EC]; Easy Equipamentos Odontologicos, Belo Horizonte, Brazil) to remove debris from the root canal walls at 6 predetermined apical levels using environmental scanning electron microscopy.
Highlights from the study:
“Based on the results of the present study, it can be concluded that the irrigation system with reciprocating activation (EC) produced cleaner walls compared with the passive ultrasonic method (PUI) regarding the efficacy of final irrigation of the apical third of the root canal.”