Gutta percha


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Gutta percha

An inert latex-like substance used for filling root canals.
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The matching gutta percha cone coated with the tested sealer was fitted in the lumen and cut with a sharp blade from the minor diameter, cut from the major diameter using System B at 250o C, and packed using #11 schilder endodontic pluger (Dentsply Maillefer, Ballaigues, Switzerland).
Gutta percha was the latex collected from trees growing in parts of Southeast Asia that was used during the 19th century to insulate telegraph cable so they could be laid across the ocean floor to create a global communication network.
Qualitative and quantitative comparative evaluation of sealing ability of guttaflow, thermoplasticized gutta percha and lateral compaction for root canal obturation: a cohort, controlled, ex-vivo study.
Combanaire's aim was to find in Borneo sources of trees supplying gutta percha; seedlings that he could take to French territory in Southeast Asia--then Cochin China and Annam, or what is now southern and central Vietnam.
The name of the company, Gutta Percha, is derived from the genus name of the Palaquium gutta tree, which produces sap that transforms into a rigid natural latex.
It reads: "No-one wearing projecting nails, iron plates, or gutta percha (a tough form of latex), on the soles or heels of his boots or shoes, shall be allowed to play."
In the pre-petroleum era, gutta percha and other tree-sap material were state of the art.
Canal was then dried by ProTaper paper points and obturated with ProTaper gutta percha and AH Plus sealer (Dentsply, Addlestone, UK) by 'lateral condensation' method.
According to the report, one of the other rules was that no player should wear projecting nails, iron plates, or gutta percha on the soles or heels of his boots.
According to the methodology of this in vitro study, we confirmed the null hypothesis that there is no correlation between the obturation limits and the apical leakage in roots filled with gutta percha and AH Plus sealer, in the three groups analyzed.
Telegraphy, the first major commercial application of electricity, used acids in its batteries, copper in its wires, a latex called gutta percha and later polyvinyl chloride to insulate its undersea cables.
An in vitro study of apical and coronal microleakage of laterally condensed gutta percha with Ketac-Endo and AH-26.