Purpose: To reduce the microleakage of a self-etching priming dentin adhesive with the use of antioxidant or bur finishing after sodium-hypochlorite or hydrogen-peroxide irrigation. Methods: 70 single-root canals were enlarged and seven different treatment protocols were applied throughout the root canal treatment: The roots in Groups 1, 2, and 3 were irrigated with sodium-hypochlorite. Group 1 was used as the negative control with only sodium-hypochlorite irrigation whereas in Group 2, sodium-ascorbate was applied as an additional irrigation agent following sodium-hypochlorite. Irrigation procedure in Group 3 was same as in Group 1, however, after the roots in this group were obturated, cavities were cleaned off with a carbide bur (bur-finishing) to remove the effect of sodium-hypochlorite. Hydrogen-peroxide irrigation was used in Groups 4, 5 and 6; the procedural steps were similar to those of Groups 1, 2 and 3: hydrogenperoxide in Group 4, sodium-ascorbate application in Group 5, and bur-finishing in Group 6. Group 7 was the positive control with saline irrigation alone. All roots were obturated with Diaket sealer and gutta-percha cones using cold lateral condensation technique immediately after irrigation. A self-etching priming adhesive plus resin composite was applied after the endodontic treatment. The microleakage of dentin margins was determined using dye-penetration technique with clearing process. Results: The Kruskal-Wallis followed by Mann-Whitney test showed that both sodium-hypochlorite and hydrogen-peroxide deteriorated the marginal seal of the dentin adhesive (P< 0.05), however, following both irrigation solutions the use of sodium-ascorbate reduced the microleakage (P< 0.05). Additionally, when sodium-ascorbate or bur-finishing was applied to remove the deterioration caused by sodium-hypochlorite or hydrogen-peroxide, the microleakage scores obtained were not different from that of the positive control (P> 0.05).