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gutta-percha

 [gut″ah-per´chah]
the coagulated, dried, purified latex of trees of the genera Palaguium and Payena, most commonly Palaguium gutta; used in orthopedics for fracture splints, in surgery for temporary sealing of cavities, and in dentistry in the form of cones for filling root canals or sticks for sealing cavities over treatment.

gut·ta-per·cha

(gut'ă-pĕr'chă),
The coagulated, purified, dried, milky juice of trees of the genera Palaquium (especially P. gutta and Payena (family Sapotaceae); a polyterpene-containing a trans isomer of rubber used as a filling material in dentistry, and in the manufacture of splints and electrical insulators; a solution is used as a substitute for collodion, as a protective, and to seal incised wounds. Compare: chicle, gutta.
[Malay gatah, gum, + percha, the name of a tree]

gut·ta-per·cha

(gut'ă-pĕr'chă)
The coagulated, purified, dried, milky juice of trees of the genera Palaguium and Payena (family Sapotaceae); used as a filling material in dentistry, especially to fill root canals in endodontics, and in the manufacture of splints and electrical insulators; a solution is used as a substitute for collodion, as a protective, and to seal incised wounds. Solid at room temperature and soft and pliable when heated.
[Malay gatah, gum, + percha, the name of a tree]

gut·ta-per·cha

(gut'ă-pĕr'chă)
The coagulated, dried, milky juice of trees of the genera Palaquium; polyterpene-containing a trans isomer of rubber used as a filling material in dentistry, and in the manufacture of splints and electrical insulators; a solution is used as a substitute for collodion, as a protective, and to seal incised wounds.
[Malay gatah, gum, + percha, the name of a tree]
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The removal of filling materials was deemed to be complete when no guttapercha or sealer was seen on the final instrument.
Till date, no study has been performed which has compared the efficacy of PTR files, MtwoR files and H files in removal of AH plus and MTA Fillapex sealer along with guttapercha during endodontic retreatment.
Two main tooth fragments were retrieved from the extraction procedure: a larger one, formed by the crown, post and guttapercha obturation and a smaller slice with unoccupied root canal space, detached from all the other restorative materials (Figures 10(a) and 10(b)).
Endodontic studies recommend that the guttapercha cones should be decontaminated before being placed within root canals.
The excessive guttapercha cones were removed and the cervical part of the root samples were obturated using glass-ionomer cement (Fuji IX GP, GC Japan).
Two sets of techniques for filling root canals with guttapercha exist: solid core or "cold gutta-percha" and softened core or "warm gutta-percha"/thermal methods.
Therefore, the aim of this study was to compare the incidence and longitudinal length of dentin defects before and after the removal of guttapercha (GP) with hand or rotary instruments using a micro-CT analysis.
Microbial leakage of guttapercha and resilon root canal filling material: a comparative study using a new homogeneous assay for sequence detection.
For post space preparation, guttapercha was removed from the pulp chamber using a thin straight fissure.
Effectiveness of different antimicrobial agents in disinfection of guttapercha cones