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Title: Effectiveness of a 2% Chlorhexidine Solution Mixed with Calcium Hydroxide against Candida albicans.
Authors: Al Nazhan, S.
Al Obaida, M.
Keywords: Antifungal agents/pharmacology; candida albicans; chlorhexidine; root canal irrigants
Issue Date: 2008
Publisher: Blackwell
Citation: Australian Endodontic Journal: 34(3); 133-135
Abstract: The purpose of this investigation was to examine the in vitro susceptibility of Candida albicans to a mixture of chlorhexidine and calcium hydroxide using a tube dilution test. A suspension containing C. albicans was exposed to 2% chlorhexidine solution, calcium hydroxide paste and 2% chlorhexidine mixed with calcium hydroxide in plastic tissue culture wells. The tested agents were incubated with C. albicans for 1, 24, or 72 h. All agents were effective anti-fungals at all experimental time periods tested, with the exception of exposure to calcium hydroxide for 1 h. A mixture of 2% chlorhexidine and calcium hydroxide therefore is a very effective anti-fungal agent against C. albicans.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/16717
ISSN: 1329-1947
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