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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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Effectiveness of different chemical agents for disinfection of gutta-percha cones.
Caption: Figure 3: Photograph of an intraoral periapical radiograph after the completion of endodontic treatment by definite sealer and gutta-percha
(b) Clinical picture of gutta-percha point at the estimated position of the orifice of the mesiobuccal canal.
The MicroSeal (AnalyticEndodontics/Kerr, Orange, USA) is a thermomechanical filling technique that comprises placement of a laterally compacted master gutta-percha cone and additional gutta-percha to backfill the canal.
GuttaFlow2 (Coltene, Altstatten, Switzerland) is a cold, flow-able, and self-curing root filling material containing poly-dimethylsiloxane and gutta-percha powder with a particle size of less than 30 [micro]m.
Porosity and sealing ability of root fillings with gutta-percha and BioRoot RCS or AH Plus sealers.
In this technique, gutta-percha is removed from root canals to a depth of 2-4 mm, and root canals are restored with amalgam (19).
Thus, the aim of this study was to compare the efficacy of PTR files, MtwoR files and H files in the removal of AH plus and MTA Fillapex sealer along with gutta-percha during endodontic retreatment.
Instead of the checkered black rubber, they were brown Burlwood, which somewhat duplicated the older gutta-percha grips of the 19th Century which often took on a brown color.
Comparative Evaluation of Apical Microleakage of Various Obturation Techniques using Single Cone Gutta-percha, Lateral Condensation, Obtura, Calamus and Thermafil by Dye Penetration Method.
Belli, "Evaluation of the sealing ability of gutta-percha and thermoplastic synthetic polymer-based systems along the root canals through the glucose penetration model," Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology, Oral Radiology, and Endodontology, vol.