2014 Volume 33 Issue 1 Pages 48-53
The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of PRG filler extraction solution on the demineralization of enamel using optical coherence tomography (OCT). Bovine enamel was treated with lactic acid buffer solution and then placed in artificial saliva (De group). In the second group, specimens were stored in PRG filler extraction solution followed by immersion in lactic acid buffer solution (PRG group). In the control group, specimens were simply stored in artificial saliva. From the OCT image, the peak intensity (dB) and width at (1/e2) were obtained, and the integrated value was calculated. The data were analyzed using Tukey-Kramer tests (α=0.05). There was a slight but significant increase in the integrated value observed for the control group, and a slight but significant decrease in the value observed for the De group. For the PRG group, integrated values were doubled after seven days from the start of the experiment.