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Title: Comparison of sodium hypochlorite, propolis and saline as root canal irrigants: a pilot study
Authors: Qathami, Hind Al
Al-Madi, Ebtissam
Keywords: Sodium hypochlorite
Propolis and saline
Irrigants
Pilot study
Issue Date: 23-Jan-2003
Citation: Saudi Dental Journal: 15 (2); 100-103
Abstract: Sodium hypochlorite as an endodontic irrigant, poses problems of toxicity, odor and discoloration of operatory items. An equally effective, but safe irrigant is desirable. The purpose of this study was to compare the anti-microbial activity of propolis with that of sodium hypochlorite in an root canal system. Forty-nine extracted human teeth with large carious lesions reaching the pulp were instrumented using step-back technique. Propolis, sodium hypochlorite and saline were used as irrigants. Microbiological samples were taken fromthe teeth immediately after accessing the canal, and after instrumentation and irrigation. The results of this study indicated that the propolis has antimicrobial activity equal to that of sodium hypochlorite.
Description: Al-Madi, Ebtissam Lecturer Department of Restorative Dental Sciences College of Dentistry, King Saud University, Riyadh, KSA Dr. Hind Al-Qathami Department of Restorative Dental Sciences College of Dentistry, King Saud University P.O. Box 60169, Riyadh 11545, KSA
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/6958
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