Effect of calcium hydroxide on bacterial lipopolysaccharide.


Apical periodontitis and its concomitant periapical osteolysis is caused by pulpal infection, and bacterial lipopolysaccharide (LPS) is known to play a major role in the bone resorption process. Little is known concerning the effect of root canal intervisit dressings on residual LPS in root canals after bacterial cell lysis. The purpose of this study was to… (More)