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EVALUATION OF FIBRIN CLOT ADHESION AS A PRECURSOR FOR
NEW ATTACHMENT FOLLOWING ROOT CONDITIONING
The objective of the present study was to evaluate the influence of various root conditioning modalities on adsorption and adhesion of blood to scaled and planned root surfaces. This research workwas done in the Department of Periodontics, DAV Dental College, Yamunanagar, Haryana, India (Year2006-2009). The SEM analysis was done in …SEM & TEM centre, Department of Radiology, AIIMS,New Delhi (India) A total of 24 specimens were obtained from fresh extracted human teeth which were divided into 4 groups comprising of 6 specimens in each group. The root conditioning groups included 3experimental – Citric acid, EDTA (Ethylene diamine tetra acetic acid), Tetracycline hydrochloride and1 PBS (Phosphate buffered saline) as control group. The root surfaces were planned and specimenblocks (4x4x1mm) were obtained. They were subject to various conditioning agents and then exposedto fresh blood which was allowed to clot. These specimens were then rinsed and subjected to SEManalysis. The results showed that Citric acid treated planned root specimens presented a dense blood cells and fibrin attachment, while tetracycline treated showed moderate and EDTA treated showed scarceattachment of blood clot elements. In contrast, untreated planned dentin exhibited smear layer. Theadhesion of fibrin network and blood cell attachment was best following application of Citric acidfollowed by moderate attachment seen in Tetracycline. Key words: Root-conditioning, Blood, Fibrin, Smear
nated cementum. But such mechanical debridementand planning of teeth generate a smear layer. Root The ultimate goal of periodontal therapy is the conditioning by topical application of acidic solutions regeneration of the supporting tissues at the site has been demonstrated to remove not only this smear previously exposed by periodontal disease.1 One of layer but also any remaining root surface contami- major hindrance in inhibiting predictable regenera- nants. A number of agents have been proposed for the tion appears to be the nature of the periodontitis demineralization including Phosphoric acid, EDTA, affected root surface. Complex inflammatory, enzy- Citric acid. Tetracycline and Fibronectin.2 Citric acid matic and other biological influences which accompany and tetracycline exert their etching action through a periodontal disease produce physical or chemical alter- low pH (1 and 1.3 respectively) while EDTA chelates ations which are particularly apparent in root cemen- divalent cations, such as Ca2+ at neutral pH (7.5).
Surface demineralization of dentin by these agents The traditional treatment of such pathologically exposes the collagen matrix, there by providing a altered root surfaces has relied on mechanical removal substrate that supports the chemotaxis, migrationof plaque and calculus, root bound toxins, and contami- and attachment of cells involved in wound healing 1 Senior Lecturer, Department of Periodontics, Dasmesh Institute of Research and Dental Sciences, Faridkot, Correspondence: 2Dr Pardeep K Bansal, Department of Prosthodontics and Maxillofacial Prosthetics,
Dasmesh Institute of Research and Dental Sciences, Faridkot 151203 (Punjab), India, Mobile: 09814282284, Fax: 01639251666, Email: [email protected] Pakistan Oral & Dental Journal Vol 30, No. 2 (December 2010)
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and formation of new connective tissue attach- to obtain tetracycline HCl solution of pH 1.3 as In vitro studies have indicated that cells attach b) Citric Acid: 65 grams of anhydrous citric acid better to etched than to non etched dentin surfaces, crystals (Glaxo Smith Klein Co) were dissolved regardless of choice of etching agent.6 The dentinal in 100 ml of distilled water at room tempera- tubules and intra – and peritubular collagen matrix ture till the solution became saturated to ob- exposed by these acids and chelating agents can sup- tain citric acid at pH 1 which was checked using port adhesion of fibrin clot.7 This is important as the first requirement for successful regeneration rests c) EDTA: 15% EDTA solution was prepared by with clot adhesion to the root surface, possibly by combining 25 ml of distilled water with 2.31 ml of 5 N NaOH (Glaxo Smith Klein Co), and then Various experimental studies have suggested that adding 4.25 gm of the disodium salt of EDTA periodontal regeneration is dependent upon the ad- (Glaxo Smith Klein Co). This solution had a pH sorption, uninterrupted adhesion and maturation of the fibrin clot positioned between the gingival flap and Each of the four groups analysed in this study a periodontally compromised root.9 The blood elements contained 6 samples: 1) Immersed in citric acid solution imposed must establish an attachment that endures 2) in tetracycline hydrochloride solution 3) in EDTA the forces and remain stable until sufficient tensile solution 4) in PBS.
strength is achieved by the matured tooth gingivalinterface.7 This rapid adherence of blood clot to the root Immersion was carried out for 5 minutes. After surface may thus form a sufficient barrier to apical conditioning, three-5 minutes washes in PBS were epithelial cell migration and lead to connective tissue carried out. After this, a healthy female donor was attachment following periodontal regenerative sur- hematologically tested and a drop of her whole periph- eral blood applied to external dentin surface on eachroot block. The blood was allowed to clot for 20 minutes METHODOLOGY
in a humidifier chamber. Block were than rinsed three times for 5 minutes in PBS. Washes and rinses werecarried out in small petri dish with gentle swirling Twenty-four dentin blocks, approximately 4x4x1mm motion. All steps were carried out at room tempera- in size were prepared from roots of freshly extracted ture.15 human teeth. The tooth included in the study werethose affected by periodontal disease, characterized by SEM analysis preparationbleeding on gentle probing, grade III mobility, radio-graphic evidence of proximal bone loss. The exclusion Immediately after rinsing, the blocks were fixed in criteria included the presence of caries, history of 1% formaldehyde in PBS for 15 minutes followed byscaling, root planning in the previous 6 months, teeth three 5 minute PBS rinses. After this the blocks werewith periapical infection or nonvital teeth and patients incubated for 10 minutes in 0.02 M glycine in PBS andwith history of systemic disease. The samples were rinsed again, as before. The samples were post-fixed inobtained after planning of root surfaces and stored in 2.5% glutaraldehyde in PBS for 30 minutes and rinsedPBS (phosphate buffered saline) pH 7.4 at 4°C again, as above. The samples were then dehydrateduntil use.
through a graded ethanol series: 25%, 50%, 75%, 95% and 3 exchanges of 100%, all steps at room tempera- ture. The teeth were kept for fifteen minutes in allgraded series and for half an hour in 100% acetone.11 a) Tetracycline HCl: 500 mg of tetracycline HCl capsule (Hostacycline,™ Aventis Co) was dis- The samples were subsequently dried overnight in solved in 5 ml of sterile water i.e. distilled a dehydration jar. The dentine blocks were mounted onwater under continuous stirring for 10 minutes aluminium stubs with an adhesive tape with the labial Pakistan Oral & Dental Journal Vol 30, No. 2 (December 2010)
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side of the roots facing the beam of the SEM and in sucha ways that the root were placed in the center of thestubs. They were vacuum coated with a thin layer ofcarbon, sputter coated with gold/palladium. The goldcoating was done to ensure a proper conducting surfaceto the non-conducting specimen. The coated specimenswere removed from the sputter coating unit and thenthe stubs were mounted on the specimen stage of theSEM unit. Observations were performed with a scan-ning electron microscope (Jeol JSM, Tokyo, Japan) at15.0 KV and observed on the computer screen fittedwith SEM. Photomicrographs of representative areaswere taken with a 35-mm camera.11 All specimens were examined and one photomicro- graph obtained from a random area treated with bloodtissue at 2000x magnifications using scanning electronmicroscope operated at an accelerated voltage of 15KV. After the photomicrographs were obtained, theywere identified and analyzed through scores in order toverify the adhesion of blood components and to analyzethe morphological characteristics of root surface ob-tained after treating with various root conditioningagents. Using a single blind method, the photomicro-graphs obtained from samples that received bloodtissue were examined three times by an operator whowas previously trained. It was again calibrated withtwo other operators. Each sample received the scorethat prevailed among the three readings.15,16 Score 0: Absence of fibrin network and blood cells Score 1: Scarce fibrin network and/or blood cells Score 2: Moderate fibrin network and moderate quan- Score 3: Dense fibrin network and trapped blood cells Statistical analysis was done with standard com- Fig 1: Photomicrographs of the root surfacesshowing puter software. The non parametric Kruskal Wallis a) dense red blood cells and fibrin attachment aftertreatment with CA, b) moderate red blood test (p<0.05) was employed to compare the rank of the cells and fibrin attachment after treatment evaluated groups. This procedure was followed by non with TTC HCl, c) scarce red blood cells and parametric Mann-Whitney U test when the Kruskal fibrin attachment after treatment with EDTA, Wallis test suggested a significant difference between d) smear layer after treatment with PBS (Origi- the groups (p<0.05). The Mann-Whitney U test (P<0.05) Pakistan Oral & Dental Journal Vol 30, No. 2 (December 2010)
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Fig 2: Score distribution according to the different treatments performed was calculated to determine differences between indi- In group 2 i.e TTC HCl treated samples, four samples showed moderate fibrin and blood cells attach-ment (score 2) while only two samples showed scarce fibrin and blood cells attachment (score 1) (Fig 1b).
Scanning electron microscopy analysis In group 3 i.e EDTA treated samples, all the 6 sample showed scarce fibrin and blood cells attachment In group 1 i.e CA treated samples, there was (score 1) (Fig 1c).
dense fibrin network and entrapped blood cells (score3) in five samples while one sample showed mo- In group 4 i.e PBS treated samples (control), none derate fibrin and blood cells attachment (score 2) of the 6 samples showed any attachment of fibrin or(Fig 1a).
Fig 3: Shows inter group comparison of adhesion of fibrin and blood cells between different groups using mean Pakistan Oral & Dental Journal Vol 30, No. 2 (December 2010)
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TABLE 1: ALLOCATION AND COMPARISON OF ADHESION OF BLOOD COMPONENTS AND FIBRIN Absence of
or blood cells
score was highest in group 1, in the same way, group 2showed higher scores for blood components attach- Considering groups as an independent variable, ment when compared to group 3 and 4.
the use of non parametric Kruskal Walli test showed a
significant difference among the evaluated groups re- DISCUSSION
garding blood components adhesion scores (p=0.000)
Root surface conditioning by topical application of acidic solutions has been demonstrated to remove the The comparison between the mean ranks of the smear layer and also any remaining root surface groups (Mann-Whitney U test) showed a significant contaminants.1 It uncovers and widens the orifice ofdifferences between group 1 and group 2 (p=0.006), dentinal tubules12 with unmasking of the intra-andgroup 1 and group 3 (p=0.001), group 1 and group 4 peri-tubular dentin collagen matrix6,12 due to deminer-(p=0.001), group 2 and group 3 (p=0.019), group 2 and alization. This is indispensable for adhesion of fibringroup 4 (p=0.002), group 3 and group 4 (p=0.001) (Fig 3). clot.
When group 1 was compared with group 2, 3 and 4, The clot adhesion appears vitally dependent on the it was observed that the blood components adhesion formation of a resilient unit between the clot (fibrin Pakistan Oral & Dental Journal Vol 30, No. 2 (December 2010)
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network) and the collagen fibers exposed at the root tion; 2) dentin conditioning to remove the instrumen-surface.7,15 tation surface smear layer; 3) formation of the fibrinclot. It is conceivable that those conditions that may The present study was designed to evaluate the promote or adversely affect fibrin clot adhesion in this extent of the fibrin clot adhesion on cleansed root model system may also produce similar effects in vivo.
The study sample consisted of 24 single rooted Instrumentation of the human dentin blocks pro- human teeth, affected by periodontitis with grade III duced a smear layer as has been shown in previousmobility extracted from patients with no systemic reports.22,23 Conditioning of the instrumented dentindisease.
with a saturated citric acid solution, tetracycline hy-drochloride solution or EDTA solution, but not PBS, at Only single rooted teeth were selected for the least in part, removed the smear layer exposing den- purpose of standardization. Teeth affected by caries tinal tubules and the intra and inter tubular collag- were not included in the study as it could adversely enous matrix. This observation is in harmony with a affect the root surface topography.17 Minimal instru- large number of reports evaluating the effect of acidic mentation during extraction was considered to avoid and chelating agents on the ultrastructure of dentin chipping off root structure.18,19 Teeth with immediate surfaces.6,7,11,23 past history of scaling and root planning procedureswere excluded from the study as these procedures may Group 1 (Citric acid) exhibited vast three dimen- alter the root surface. Teeth with attrition, abrasion sional array of dense inter connected fibrin strandsand erosion were excluded as they are shown to enmeshing the trapped blood cells (seen in 5 samples)produce secondary changes in the tooth structure like to moderate fibrin network and blood cells (seen in 1alteration in mineral composition and the formation of sample).
sclerotic dentin.20 When citric acid was compared with other groups, The obtained specimens were categorized into 4 the attachment of fibrin and blood cells was statistically groups (one control and three experimental) consisting significant. The mean rank of citric acid was 9.17 whileof 6 specimens in each group. Phosphate buffered for TTC was 3.83, mean rank of citric acid was 9.50saline was used for temporary storage of the teeth. The while for EDTA was 3.50 and mean rank of citric acidsolution used during this short holding time should not was 9.50 while for PBS was 3.50 (Table 2).
have affected the final surface characteristics.21 The possible explanation of the results seen in the The root specimens were immersed in root condi- citric acid could be that saturated citric acid success- tioning agents for five minutes. This is in accordance to fully removes the smear layer24,25 and provides greaterthe study done by Wen CR et al (1992)13 showing that depth of demineralization as compared to TTC HCl as wide opening of dentinal tubules and tufting of inter well as increased tubular diameter, as was seen intubular dentin fibrils was highest in immersion group citric acid conditioned root surfaces.12,21 All this in-as compared to cotton pellet placement or burnishing creased the wettability of dentin resulting in enhancedtechnique or those treated with camel hair brush. The attachment of the fibrin clot imposed on to the rootapplication of root conditioning agents resulted in root surfaces, as continuous adhesion of fibrin clot appearssurface demineralization exposing dentinal tubules dependent on the wettability of the substrate.7 It isand collagen of intra-and peritubular dentinal matrix11 observed that although citric acid is an anticoagulant,which leads to adhesion of fibrin clot.7 it has shown no adverse effects on early fibrin polymer- provides a simulation of most of the critical steps The results obtained in this study are in accordance during the earliest healing events following periodon- to those obtained by Baker PJ et al (2000)11; Baker DL tal tissue regeneration procedures. This method allows et al (2005)7 in their in vitro studies. Also, Polson AM observations of the dentin surface directly following (1983)26 have shown the efficacy of citric acid condition- various stages of simulation i.e 1) root instrumenta- ing to support maturation of fibrin clot into a new Pakistan Oral & Dental Journal Vol 30, No. 2 (December 2010)
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connective tissue attachment using a non human The root specimens treated with EDTA (Group III) demonstrated scarce fibrin network and blood cells.
When EDTA was compared to PBS, the attachment of In contrast, animal studies by Nyman et al (1981), fibrin and red cells was found to be statistically signifi- Gottlow et al (1984) and clinical trials by Stahl and cant. The mean rank of EDTA was 9.50 while for PBS Froum (1977); Stahl et al (1983), Smith et al (1987) was 3.50 (Table 2).
utilized citric acid for root conditioning have failed toresult in new attachment.5 Speculative explanation for It was observed that most samples in group III these in consistent findings have included variations in inhibited blood element adsorption and adhesion to theanimal models, inconsistent flap adaptation, inadequate root surface. The possible explanation could be thatdemineralization of periodontitis affected root surface3 EDTA is a calcium chelator and may have inhibited orand repopulation of the root surface with inappropriate retarded coagulation events.I5,30,31 It was also observedcell types.27 that EDTA did not consistently produce a smear layerfree dentin surface.7 Group II (TTC HCl) exhibited the presence of moderate fibrin network and moderate attachment of In contrast, studies conducted by Blomlof and blood cells (in 4 samples) to scarce fibrin network and Lindskog (1995)6 have shown that etching at neutralblood cells (in 2 samples).
pH with EDTA have shown to be equally, if not moreefficient compared to agents operating at low pH in When tetracycline was compared with other groups exposing collagen fibres on dentin surfaces.
i.e EDTA and PBS, attachment of fibrin and red cellswas statistically significant. The mean rank of TTC was The root specimens treated with PBS (group IV) 8.50 while for EDTA was 4.50, the mean ranks for TTC demonstrated no fibrin network or blood cell attach-was 9.50 while for PBS was 3.50 (Table 2).
ment. This could be due to presence of smear layer onroot specimens after treatment with phosphate buff- The possible explanation of these results seen in ered saline. Specific dentin topographic features such tetracycline hydrochloride could be that tetracycline as dentinal tubules, intra-and inter-tubular collagen hydrochloride was successful in removing the smear fibrils were not readily discernible.7,16 The results layer and exposed the opening of dentinal tubules with obtained in this group are in contrast to the study done collagen matrix.1,28 In the present study TTC HCl fared by Leite FRM et al (2005)15 who showed that untreated better than EDTA group as regards to fibrin network planed dentin presented the best results with blood and blood cell attachment. It can be due to greater cells entrapped in a thick web of fibrin. This could be demineralization potential of tetracycline than EDTA. due to the more repeated 5 min washings with PBS According to Claffey et al 1987 more superficial dem- done after individual treatment with Formaldehyde, ineralization obtained with tetracycline is responsible Glycine, Glutaraldehyde in this study which might for a more favourable healing response. Several in vivo have washed the fibrin network 11 as compared to 5 min.
studies have demonstrated that tetracycline deminer- washings with PBS done only after Glutaraldehyde alized dentin surfaces showed greater number of at- treatment by Leite FRM et al in their study.
tached cells24, greater connective tissue attachment28,29,reattachment and new cementum formation.28 In perspective, it appears reasonable to suggest that in vitro protocols that sustain fibrin clot adhesion In contrast, in a study done by Frantz B and Polson to dentin may support wound maturation into a connec- A (1988)24 using a non human primate implantation tive tissue attachment in vivo. However, protocols that model, it was shown that enhanced response to cell are less successful in vitro should not be expected to attachment after demineralization by tetracycline did support fibrin clot adhesion in a clinical scenario.7 not result in a connective tissue attachment and tetra-
cycline released from root surface altered the biological CONCLUSION
cascade of healing by altering PMN functions. AlsoDelazari FMC et al (1999)30 found fibrin network forma- From this study it is concluded that the application tion in situ was not improved by application of TTC-HCl. of citric acid and tetracycline on instrumented Pakistan Oral & Dental Journal Vol 30, No. 2 (December 2010)
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