Removal of intracanal smear by doxycycline in vitro.


UNLABELLED Cleansing and shaping result in a smear layer on the instrumented canal wall surfaces. The smear layer may inhibit close contact between sealers and dentin, and inhibits diffusion of medicaments. OBJECTIVE This study assessed the effect of doxycycline hydrochloride (DH) on smear layer on intracanal walls. STUDY DESIGN Scanning electron… (More)


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