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Title: Smear layer removal from root dentin using tetracycline hydrochloride concentrations. An SEM study
Authors: Babay, Nadir
Keywords: Smear layer
Root dentin
Tetracycline HCL Solutions
Issue Date: 2003
Publisher: Saudi Dental Journal
Citation: Saudi Dental Journal:15(1);22-26
Abstract: The scanning electron microscope was used to evaluate the smear layer removal capacity of periodontally diseased teeth subjected to concentrations of 10mmg/ml and 25mg/ml of tetracycline hydrochloride for one and three minutes, respectively. Thirty- six teeth were divided into 3 equal groups. Groups 1 and 2 were burnished with tetracycline hydrochloride for 1 and 3 minutes with the following concentrations 10mg/ml and 25 mg/ml, respectively. Group 3 was burnished with cotton swab saturated in distilled water and served as the control. Results showed that the control group exhibited a smear layer. Tetracycline hydrochloride irrespective of the concentration and timing was effective in removing the smear layer. The 1 and 3 minutes application of tetracycline hydrochloride with a concentration of 25mg/ml revealed widely exposed dentinal tubules. No significant difference (p>0.05) was found between the experimental groups in relation to timing was noted
Description: Department of Preventive Dental Sciences College of Dentistry, King Saud University
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/6539
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