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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: In vitro assessment of the antimicrobial action and the mechanical ability of chlorhexidine gel as an endodontic irrigant
Author: Ferraz, CCR
Gomes, BPFD
Zaia, AA
Teixeira, FB
de Souza, FJ
Abstract: The objective of this study was to assess the chlorhexidine gluconate gel as an endodontic irrigant. First the ability of chlorhexidine gel to disinfect root canals contaminated in vitro with Enterococcus faecalis was investigated. A scanning electron microscope was also used to evaluate its cleansing ability compared with endodontic irrigants commonly used, such as sodium hypochlorite and chlorhexidine gluconate liquid. The results indicated that the chlorhexidine gel produced a cleaner root canal surface and had an antimicrobial ability comparable with that obtained with the other solutions tested. It was concluded that chlorhexidine gluconate in gel form has potential for use as an endodontic irrigant.
Country: EUA
Editor: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Citation: Journal Of Endodontics. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, v. 27, n. 7, n. 452, n. 455, 2001.
Rights: fechado
Identifier DOI: 10.1097/00004770-200107000-00004
Date Issue: 2001
Appears in Collections:Unicamp - Artigos e Outros Documentos

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