Gutta-percha is a dried coagulated extract of plants of Palaquium, Blanco genus of Sapotaceae family4. These trees are natural inhabitants of South East Asia, particularly Malaysian and Indonesian archipelago.
Keeping this in view, can gutta percha come out?
Gutta-percha and RealSeal are well tolerated by the body if extruded; this biocompatibility is one of the reasons that both materials are used for endodontic root filling.
Also to know, why is gutta percha used in root canals?
Root canals filled with a different substance proved to be more resistant to root fractures and bacterial leakage. Detecting a vertical root fracture is more difficult when the root has been previously filled with gutta percha than in roots without it.
What color is gutta percha?
Gutta-percha White color has the smallest diameter while black the greatest.
Is gutta percha toxic?
Gutta-percha (GP) has been the most widely used root canal filling material because of its well-known low toxicity.