Evaluation of the antimicrobial effectiveness of citric acid and sodium hypochlorite on the anaerobic flora of the infected root canal.

This study was designed to evaluate the antimicrobial effectiveness of 25% citric acid, compared with 2.5% sodium hypochlorite, after time intervals of 5, 15, 30 and 60 min. Anaerobic bacterial species were isolated from infected root canals and categorized according to Gram stain as Gram-positive cocci, Gram-negative cocci, Gram-positive rods and Gram… (More)