Effect of different dry-polishing regimens on the intrapulpal temperature assessed with pulpal blood microcirculation model

Ertugrul I. F., ORHAN E. O., YAZKAN B.

JOURNAL OF ESTHETIC AND RESTORATIVE DENTISTRY, vol.31, no.3, pp.268-274, 2019 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 31 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/jerd.12442
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.268-274
  • Eskisehir Osmangazi University Affiliated: Yes


Objective The aim of the study was to evaluate the effect of different dry-polishing regimens on the intrapulpal temperature assessed using a pulpal blood microcirculation model. Materials and Methods Eighty extracted human mandibular premolar teeth were used. Standardized class V cavity preparations were performed and were then restored. Teeth were divided into four main groups (n = 20): Fine polishing disc (SSF; 3M Sof-Lex, 3M ESPE, Minnesota); Super-fine polishing disc (SSS; 3M Sof-Lex); Spiral finishing wheel (SSW; 3M Sof-Lex); Enhance PoGo-One step diamond micro-polisher cup (EPO; Dentsply Sirona, Inc, Delaware). The main groups were divided: the low-load pressure (0.4N) and the high-load pressure (0.8N). The average change in intrachamber temperatures (Delta t), from initial to highest, were measured. Results The highest temperature increase was recorded in SSF08 (9.55 degrees C). The lowest value was recorded in EPO04 (1.9 degrees C). SSS08, SSW08, and EPO08 demonstrated significantly higher Delta t values than the low-load mode in SSS04, SSW04, and EPO04, respectively (P < .0001). Conclusions Temperature was the least affected by the diamond cup in both pressure modes, and it was also less affected by the spiral finishing wheel in the low-load mode than in the high-load mode. Fine and super-fine discs had the greatest effect on intrachamber temperatures. Clinical Significance The present study suggests intrachamber temperature can rise among different dry-polishing regimes. Dental practitioners should pay attention to dry-polishing regimens and pressures for reducing heat-related dental problems.