In vitro antimicrobial efficacy of MTAD and sodium hypochlorite.

  title={In vitro antimicrobial efficacy of MTAD and sodium hypochlorite.},
  author={Shahrokh Shabahang and Manouchehr Pouresmail and Mahmoud Torabinejad},
  journal={Journal of endodontics},
  volume={29 7},
The purpose of this study was to compare the ability of a mixture of a tetracycline isomer, an acid, and a detergent (MTAD) with that of sodium hypochlorite (NaOCI) to disinfect human root canals that had been contaminated with whole saliva. One hundred and thirty-two root canals of extracted human teeth were cleaned and shaped using the passive step-back technique and rotary NiTi files. The smear layer was removed, and the teeth were autoclaved. Six autoclaved samples were transferred to… CONTINUE READING

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