The bactericidal effect of citric acid and sodium hypochlorite on anaerobic bacteria.

@article{Nikolaus1988TheBE,
  title={The bactericidal effect of citric acid and sodium hypochlorite on anaerobic bacteria.},
  author={B E Nikolaus and Brian Wayman and E Encinas},
  journal={Journal of endodontics},
  year={1988},
  volume={14 1},
  pages={
          31-4
        }
}
Through the development of new techniques forgrowth and isolation, obligate anaerobes have been shown to be more prevalent in the pathogenesis of periapical and pulpal diseases than previously thought. This experiment is a follow-up study to examinethe germicidal effect of 50% citric acid, 5.25% sodium hypochlorite, and sterile saline on four anaerobic microorganisms commonly found in root canal spaces. Time intervals of 5 and 15 min were used and invitro testing revealed that 50% citric acid… CONTINUE READING