Christine Sedgley

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form part of the normal gastrointestinal tract ¯ora in animals and humans (12). Clinical studies have shown that enterococci usually make up a small proportion of the ¯ora in the untreated root canal (4, 27). However, enterococci have long been implicated in persistent root canal infections (3, 4, 11) and identi®ed as the species most commonly recovered(More)
There are no quantitative data on the mechanical efficacy of irrigation in the removal of bacteria from curved canals. This study quantitatively analyzed the effects of root canal curvature and preparation size on the mechanical efficacy of irrigation using 33 mandibular single-rooted bicuspids allocated to groups according to root canal curvatures, group 1(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Acute apical abscesses are serious endodontic diseases resulting from pulpal infection with opportunistic oral microorganisms. The objective of this study was to identify and compare the oral microbiota in patients (N=18) exhibiting acute apical abscesses, originating from the demographic region in Portland, Oregon. The study(More)
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