Gutta Percha Solvent material is typically used for the re-treatment of the root canal or to soften the gutta-percha points to guarantee more gentle root canal fill & better isolation. GuttaSoft is also the solvent for eradicating gutta-percha at the period of root canal re-treatment.
Gutta-percha solvents are used for both root canal filling and removal of root canal filling materials. A method is presented in which four gutta-percha solvents (chloroform, xylene, Endosolv-E, and orange terpenes) were compared for their effect on three brands of gutta-percha. Chloroform was the most effective solvent for all gutta-percha brands tested. D.M.S. gutta-percha was twice as soluble in chloroform as Hygenic while De-Trey was less soluble than either of the other two brands. Endosolv-E is a relatively efficient solvent for De-Trey gutta-percha.
- High softening potency for a time saving and efficient desobturation.
- Reduces risks associated with use of power driven instruments during mechanical desobturation.
- Based on natural substances (d-limonene), does not cause irritation to oral mucosa and periapical tissue
- Evaporation of solvent is less due to low volatility