Do endodontic compounds induce genetic damage? A comprehensive review.

@article{Ribeiro2008DoEC,
  title={Do endodontic compounds induce genetic damage? A comprehensive review.},
  author={Daniel Araki Ribeiro},
  journal={Oral surgery, oral medicine, oral pathology, oral radiology, and endodontics},
  year={2008},
  volume={105 2},
  pages={251-6}
}
Taking into consideration genetic damage plays an important role in carcinogenesis, the purpose of this paper is to provide an overview on the genotoxic potential of some endodontic compounds currently used in dentistry, such as formocresol, paramonochlorophenol, calcium hydroxide, resin-based sealers, phenolic compounds, chlorhexidine, mineral trioxide aggregate, and others. Some of these compounds appear capable of exerting noxious activity on the genetic material. The action mechanisms are… CONTINUE READING
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