EndoSequence® BC Sealer™ and Root Repair Material are redefining the way many specialists approach endodontic obturation and root repair procedures. For years, scientists and practitioners alike have been in search of the ideal root canal sealing and repair material. Unlike other facets of dentistry, endodontic sealing and repair applications demand the use of a material that is capable of setting in the presence of moisture and that it is antibacterial while also being highly biocompatible. EndoSequence BC Sealer and Root Repair Material meet these basic needs and so much more. These materials are available in three different viscosities: BC Sealer is the most flowable; BC RRM Paste has a thicker flowable viscosity; and BC RRM Putty has a moldable, condensable viscosity. These three premixed formulations provide the modern endodontist with the ideal biocompatible material for all endodontic sealing, filling, repair, and regenerative procedures.
EndoSequence® BC Sealer™
EndoSequence BC Sealer is a patented, revolutionary premixed root canal sealer which utilizes new bioceramic nanotechnology. Unlike conventional base/catalyst sealers, BC Sealer utilizes the moisture naturally present in the dentinal tubules to initiate its setting reaction. The canal should be dried just as you normally would, but unlike other sealers, the set will not be inhibited by moisture. This highly radiopaque and hydrophilic sealer forms hydroxyapatite upon setting and chemically bonds to both dentin and to our bioceramic points (EndoSequence BC Points™). BC Sealer is antibacterial during setting due to its highly alkaline pH (+12), and unlike traditional sealers, BC Sealer exhibits absolutely zero shrinkage and is extremely biocompatible. BC Sealer can either be syringed directly into the coronal third of the canal or delivered via a hand file or point. BC Sealer can be used with cold or heated methods (use BC Points 150 Series™ for WVC at 150C). However, many specialists have come to the conclusion that heat (and aggressive condensation) is not necessary with BC Sealer because of its slight expansion (.03%) and its ability to bond to dentin and BC Points. This truly revolutionary sealer has remarkable healing properties and is designed specifically to be non-resorbable. In the event of a slight overfill (puff), an anti-inflammatory reaction will not occur because the sealer is essentially a root repair material with a flowable viscosity. BC Sealer (and BC Points) can be retreated utilizing conventional retreatment methods. The manufacturer welcomes all endodontists to test this claim by obturating an extracted tooth with BC Sealer and retreating it with their standard protocol. The gutta-percha point simply provides a path for retreatment and helps deliver the sealer through hydraulics.
EndoSequence® Root Repair Material (RRM™)
EndoSequence® Root Repair Material (RRM™) is available in two specifically formulated consistencies (syringable paste or condensable putty) and contains many of the same characteristics as BC Sealer. Like BC Sealer, the setting reaction of RRM is driven by the moisture naturally present within the dentinal tubules, so there is no mixing required. The favorable handling properties, increased strength, and shortened set time make BC-RRM highly resistant to washout and ideal for all root repair and pulp-capping procedures. BC-RRM is antibacterial (12+ pH) and is extremely biocompatible and osteogenic. Unlike MTA and other conventional root repair materials containing metals, BC Sealer and BC-RRM are metal-free and do not stain. The putty consistency is ideal for retrofills, one-step apexifications (apical barrier technique), external resorptions, and pulp capping. The syringable version is recommended for retrofills, perfs, internal resorptions, and pulp capping. Many specialists employ a retrofill technique, which involves syringing the flowable RRM into the apico prep and following it up with preformed cones of the RRM Putty. The consistency of RRM Putty is similar to that of Cavit™, and it is extremely resistant to washout making it ideal in difficult fields. The versatility of these premixed materials allow the practitioner to select the consistency that is ideal for the clinical application.
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