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A Review of Antibacterial Agents in Endodontic Treatment

Saeed Rahimi, Maryam Janani, Mehrdad Lotfi, Shahriar Shahi, Amirala Aghbali, Mahdi Vahid Pakdel, Amin Salem Milani, Negin Ghasemi
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Abstract

Microorganisms play a major role in initiation and perpetuation of pulpal and periapical diseases. Therefore, elimination of the microorganisms present in the root canal system is the fundamental objective of endodontic treatment. The use of mechanical debridement, chemical irrigation or other antimicrobial protocols and intra-canal medicaments are critical to attain this goal. The aim of this article was to review the antimicrobial agents and their properties in endodontics.

Keywords

Antibacterial Agents; Calcium Hydroxide; Chlorhexidine; Lasers; MTAD; Ozone; Root Canal Irrigation; Root Canal Treatment; Sodium Hypochlorite



DOI: https://doi.org/10.22037/iej.v9i3.5086

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