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Removal of the apical one-third of the root improves the fixation process of the dental pulp in teeth.pdf
Journal of Histotechnology (2016)
  • Sulinda Daud, Segi University College
  • Phrabhakaran Nambiar, Faculty of Dentistry, University of Malaya
  • Mohammad Zakir Hossain, University of Malaya
  • Roslan Saub, Faculty of Dentistry, University of Malaya
  • Norintan Ab Murat, Faculty of Dentistry, University of Malaya
  • Asma' Mohamed, Faculty of Dentistry, University of Malaya
  • Fathilah Abdul Razak, Faculty of Dentistry, University of Malaya
  • Marina Mohd Bakri, University of Malaya
Abstract
The fixation process in histology is an important process that will eventually determine the quality of the histology slides. Fixation of the dental pulp involves the entry of the fixative agent into the dental pulp through the root canals that are found at the apical part of the root. The objective of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of four methods of tooth preparation (teeth cut longitudinally or cervically, removal of apical third of root and whole uncut teeth) on the fixation process of the dental pulp for producing high quality histology slides. Removal of the apical one third of the root produces high quality histology slides as fixation of the dental pulp is improved and there is better preservation of the pulp’s architecture and contents. 
Keywords
  • Dental pulp,
  • Fibroblasts,
  • Fixation,
  • Histology,
  • Light microscopy,
  • Odontoblasts,
  • Subodontoblasts,
  • comparative effectiveness,
  • dental surgery,
  • fibroblast,
  • human,
  • human tissue,
  • microscopy,
  • odontoblast
Publication Date
August, 2016
DOI
10.1080/01478885.2016.1164377
Citation Information
Sulinda Daud, Phrabhakaran Nambiar, Mohammad Zakir Hossain, Roslan Saub, et al.. "Removal of the apical one-third of the root improves the fixation process of the dental pulp in teeth.pdf" Journal of Histotechnology Vol. 39 Iss. 3 (2016) p. 81 - 87 ISSN: 0147-8885
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/marinamohdbakri/4/