Residual antimicrobial activity after canal irrigation with chlorhexidine.

  title={Residual antimicrobial activity after canal irrigation with chlorhexidine.},
  author={R. R. White and G. L. Hays and L. Janer},
  journal={Journal of endodontics},
  volume={23 4},
  • R. R. White, G. L. Hays, L. Janer
  • Published 1997
  • Materials Science, Medicine
  • Journal of endodontics
  • We previously reported that the in vitro antimicrobial activity of a 2.0% chlorhexidine endodontic irrigant was equivalent to that of 5.25% sodium hypochlorite. The purpose of this study was to determine if chlorhexidine irrigants could instill substantive antimicrobial activity in instrumented root canals in vitro. Human teeth were instrumented using 2.0% or 0.12% chlorhexidine as irrigants. After instrumentation, the root canals were filled with sterile water, and samples of the root canal… CONTINUE READING
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