Efficiency of NaOCl and laser-assisted photosensitization on the reduction of Enterococcus faecalis in vitro.

@article{Garcez2006EfficiencyON,
  title={Efficiency of NaOCl and laser-assisted photosensitization on the reduction of Enterococcus faecalis in vitro.},
  author={Aguinaldo Silva Garcez and Silvia Cristina N{\'u}{\~n}ez and Jos{\'e} Lu{\'i}s Lage-Marques and Ant{\^o}nio Olavo Cardoso Jorge and Martha Sim{\~o}es Ribeiro},
  journal={Oral surgery, oral medicine, oral pathology, oral radiology, and endodontics},
  year={2006},
  volume={102 4},
  pages={e93-8}
}
OBJECTIVE To investigate the action of a red laser associated with a photosensitizer on the reduction of Enterococcus faecalis in dental root canal in vitro. STUDY DESIGN Thirty prepared teeth with single canals were contaminated. The chemical group was irrigated with 0.5% NaOCl and left flooded for 30 minutes. In the laser group, a paste-based photosensitizer was maintained in the root canals for 5 minutes, and then irradiated with a laser at 685 nm using an optical fiber for an E of 1.8 J… CONTINUE READING