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Year : 2019  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 74-76

Activ GP system in endodontics: A review

1 Department of Restorative Dental Sciences, Alfarabi College of Dentistry and Nursing, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
2 Department of Restorative Dental Sciences, College of Dentistry, Buraydah, Saudi Arabia
3 Ministry of Health, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Mazen Doumani
Division of Restorative Dentistry and Endodontics, Department of Conservative Dentistry, Alfarabi College of Dentistry and Nursing, Riyadh.
Saudi Arabia
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/INJO.INJO_25_19

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The ideal endodontic obturating material must cut communication between the root canal and the periodontal tissues. It should also be nongenotoxic, non-carcinogenic, nontoxic, biocompatible with host tissues, insoluble in tissue fluids, and dimensionally stable. Because the available root canal filling materials do not have these ideal properties, Activ GP system was developed and recommended to be used as a root canal filling material. The use of a new material should be based on laboratory, biological, and clinical studies. The aim of this review was to update previously published information and present a list of articles from various highly indexed endodontic journals regarding Activ GP system, cytotoxicity, pH, solubility, anti-biofilm activity, sealing properties, resistance to fracture of dental roots obturated with Activ GP system, retreatment, and the effect of irrigating solutions on bond strength of this system.

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