Root canal treatment using formaldehyde containing sealer

Root canal treatment, or endodontic treatment, is performed when the dental pulp has become inflamed or infected. During the treatment the damaged pulp is removed, the root canals are cleaned and disinfected and then filled with gutta percha points and a sealer cement.

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SBU Enquiry Service

Consists of structured literature searches to highlight studies that can address questions received by the SBU Enquiry Service from Swedish healthcare or social service providers. We assess the risk of bias in systematic reviews and when needed also quality and transferability of results in health economic studies. Relevant references are compiled by an SBU staff member, in consultation with an external expert when needed.

Question

What systematic reviews are there on the effectiveness of root canal treatment using formaldehyde containing sealers compared with non-formaldehyde containing sealers?

Identified literature

No relevant systematic review was identified.

Published: Report no: ut202217 Registration no: SBU 2022/138

Literature search

Medline via OvidSP 22 June 2022

Title: Root canal treatment and N2
Search terms Items found
The final search result, usually found at the end of the documentation, forms the list of abstracts.

.ab. = Abstract; .ab,ti. = Abstract or title; .af. = All fields; .bt. = Book title; exp = Term from the Medline controlled vocabulary, including terms found below this term in the MeSH hierarchy; .fs. = Floating sub-heading, does not include terms found below this term in the MeSH hierarchy; .kf. = Author keyword; .sh. = Term from the Medline controlled vocabulary; .ti. = Title; .xs. = Floating sub-heading, includes terms found below this term in the MeSH hierarchy; / = Term from the Medline controlled vocabulary, but does not include terms found below this term in the MeSH hierarchy; * = Focus (if found in front of a MeSH-term); * or $ = Truncation (if found at the end of a free text term); .mp. = Text, heading word, subject area node, title; " " = Citation Marks; searches for an exact phrase; adjn = Positional operator that lets you retrieve records that contain your terms (in any order) within a specified number (n) of words of each other; ? = replaces one or no letters; # = replaces one letter
Population: Root canal treatment
1. exp Endodontics/ 29 835
2. (endodontic* or pulpectom* or pulpotom*).mp. 26 418
3. (root canal adj (therapy or treat*)).mp. 16 559
4. ((pulp adj3 cap*) or (pulp* adj3 devitali*)).mp. 3 564
5. (dental pulp capping or pulpectomy or pulpotomy).mp. 5 043
6. or/1-5 43 120
7. exp Dental Cements/ 28 743
8. dental cement*.tw,kw. 980
9. "Root Canal Filling Materials"/ 7 156
10. (sealer* or (endodontic adj (seal* or paste* or cement*))).tw,kw. 4 009
11. or/7-10 35 819
12. 6 or 11 70 563
Intervention: N
13. ("Sargenti" or N2 or "N-2" or "RC-2B" or "RC-2W" or TCM or "White One-Step Endodontic Formula" or Endodilato or "Endo N2" or Endomethansone or paraformaldehyde or formaldehyde or PFA or PSZOE).tw,kw. 179 093
Combined sets
14. 12 and 13 569
Final result
15. #14 569

Scopus via Elsevier 22 June 2022

Title: Root canal treatment and N2
Search terms Items found
The final search result, usually found at the end of the documentation, forms the list of abstracts.

TITLE-ABS-KEY = Title or abstract or keywords; ALL = All fields;PRE/n = "precedes by". The first term in the search must precede the second by a specified number of terms (n).; W/n = "Within". The terms in the search must be within a specified number of terms (n) in any order.;* = Truncation; " " = Citation Marks; searches for a phrase; ? = replaces one letter; LIMIT-TO (SRCTYPE, "j" = Limit to source type journal; LIMIT-TO (DOCTYPE, "ar" = Limit to document type article; LIMIT-TO (DOCTYPE, "re" = Limit to document type review
Population: Root canal treatment
1. TITLE-ABS-KEY ( ( endodontic* OR pulpectom* OR pulpotom* ) OR ( "root canal" W/1 ( therapy OR treat* ) ) OR ( ( pulp W/3 cap* ) OR ( pulp* W/3 devitali* ) ) OR ( "dental pulp capping" OR pulpectomy OR pulpotomy ) ) 51 644
2. TITLE-ABS-KEY ( "dental cement*" OR "Root Canal Filling Material*" OR sealer* OR ( endodontic W/1 ( seal* OR paste* OR cement* ) ) ) 23 180
3. #1 OR #2 67 001
Intervention: N2
4. TITLE-ABS-KEY ( "Sargenti" OR "N2" OR "N-2" OR "RC-2B" OR "RC-2W" OR "White One-Step Endodontic Formula" OR endodilato OR endomethansone OR paraformaldehyde OR formaldehyde OR pfa OR pszoe ) 561 438
Combined sets
5. #3 AND #4 969
Limits:
6. 5 AND ( EXCLUDE ( DOCTYPE , "cp" ) OR EXCLUDE ( DOCTYPE , "ch" ) OR EXCLUDE ( DOCTYPE , "sh" ) OR EXCLUDE ( DOCTYPE , "ed" ) OR EXCLUDE ( DOCTYPE , "no" ) OR EXCLUDE ( DOCTYPE , "dp" ) ) 951
7. 7 AND ( EXCLUDE ( LANGUAGE , "German" ) OR EXCLUDE ( LANGUAGE , "Italian" ) OR EXCLUDE ( LANGUAGE , "Polish" ) OR EXCLUDE ( LANGUAGE , "Japanese" ) OR EXCLUDE ( LANGUAGE , "French" ) OR EXCLUDE ( LANGUAGE , "Chinese" ) OR EXCLUDE ( LANGUAGE , "Spanish" ) OR EXCLUDE ( LANGUAGE , "Portuguese" ) OR EXCLUDE ( LANGUAGE , "Russian" ) OR EXCLUDE ( LANGUAGE , "Hungarian" ) OR EXCLUDE ( LANGUAGE , "Czech" ) OR EXCLUDE ( LANGUAGE , "Dutch" ) OR EXCLUDE ( LANGUAGE , "Bulgarian" ) OR EXCLUDE ( LANGUAGE , "Greek" ) OR EXCLUDE ( LANGUAGE , "Korean" ) OR EXCLUDE ( LANGUAGE , "Moldavian" ) OR EXCLUDE ( LANGUAGE , "Moldovan" ) OR EXCLUDE ( LANGUAGE , "Romanian" ) OR EXCLUDE ( LANGUAGE , "Persian" ) OR EXCLUDE ( LANGUAGE , "Turkish" ) OR EXCLUDE ( LANGUAGE , "Bosnian" ) OR EXCLUDE ( LANGUAGE , "Croatian" ) OR EXCLUDE ( LANGUAGE , "Serbian" ) OR EXCLUDE ( LANGUAGE , "Slovak" ) OR EXCLUDE ( LANGUAGE , "Thai" ) ) 696
Final result
8. #7 696
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