Dr. D. asks:
I do a lot of my own endo. Every now and then I get a furcal or root perforation. I used to pack these with calcium hydroxide or glass ionomer. I started referring these to my endodontist when ProRoot MTA [Tulsa Dental] came out. ProRoot MTA is supposed to be the most effective treatment for perforations, at least according to what I have read. ProRoot MTA is very expensive and I cannot afford to stock it or use it. DiaDent has now released their new product DiaRoot specifically for treating perforations. Has anybody tried Diaroot? What are the endodontists saying about its effectiveness in treating perforations? Is it as good as ProRoot MTA?
According to DiaDent:
“DiaRoot is a biocompatible pure white powder composed of ceramic particles. Upon mixing DiaRoot with BioA Liquid, the hydrophilic BioAggregate Powder promotes cementogenesis and forms a hermetic seal inside the root canal. Its effectiveness to clinically block off bacterial infection, ease of material manipulation and superior quality make DiaRoot the most innovative and unique root canal repair material.”