The Effect of Essential Oil Type on the Setting Time of Grossman's Sealer and Roth Root Canal Cement

J Endod. 1991 Jun;17(6):280-1. doi: 10.1016/S0099-2399(06)81867-4.


Setting times were determined for mixtures consisting of the powder components of Grossman's sealer or Roth root canal cement with either eugenol, oil of pimento or oil of Melaleuca. The powder component of Grossman's sealer, when mixed with eugenol or oil of pimento, had a significantly shorter setting time than did the powder component of Grossman's sealer mixed with oil of Melaleuca or Roth root canal cement mixed with eugenol, oil of pimento, or oil of Melaleuca.

MeSH terms

  • Biocompatible Materials
  • Eugenol
  • Materials Testing
  • Oils, Volatile*
  • Root Canal Filling Materials / chemistry*


  • Biocompatible Materials
  • Oils, Volatile
  • Root Canal Filling Materials
  • Eugenol