Grape seed extract (GSE) contains proanthocyanidin as a collagen crosslink, which determines the mechanical properties of dentin. This study aimed to analyze the effect of GSE solution on the flexural strength of root canal dentin. Ninety root canal dentin slabs were divided into three groups, and immersed in a GSE solution, in NaOCl and in aqua bidest. Dentin flexural strength was measured using a universal testing machine. The highest flexural strength was found in the GSE solution group, and the lowest in the NaOCl group. There were no significant differences between the GSE group and the aqua bidest group (p > 0.05). Thus, the flexural strength of root canal dentin was significantly higher in the GSE-solution group than in the NaOCl solution group.
|Journal||Journal of Physics: Conference Series|
|Publication status||Published - 7 Sep 2018|
|Event||2nd Physics and Technologies in Medicine and Dentistry Symposium, PTMDS 2018 - Depok, West Java, Indonesia|
Duration: 18 Jul 2018 → 18 Jul 2018