Effect of Phytic acid on the tissue dissolving ability of Sodium hypochlorite: An ex-vivo study
Aim: To evaluate the effect of Phytic acid on the pulp dissolving ability of sodium hypochlorite (Naocl).
Methodology: Pulp tissue was collected from patients undergoing root canal treatment using barbed broach and stored in 10% formalin. The tissue was then divided into fragments of equal weight and immersed in solutions consisting of 5.25 % Naocl and mixture of 1:1(w/w) Phytic acid and 5.25% Naocl for a period of 30 minutes. Tissue fragments were removed and weighed again. The difference between the initial and final weight was used to calculate weight loss there by representing tissue dissolving ability of each solution used.
Results: No significant difference was found in the tissue dissolving ability for both the tested groups. (P˂0.05).
Conclusion: Addition of Phytic acid did not alter the pulp dissolving ability of Naocl.