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Efficacy of ultrasonic and Er:YAG laser activated EDTA irrigation in removing bacteria from ex vivo root canal system

Lasers in Dental Science
27 November, 2018

Authors:

  • Sharonit Sahar-Helft: Department of Endodontics, School of Dental Medicine, Hebrew University – Hadassah, Jerusalem, Israel.
  • Ayşe Sena Kabaş Sarp & Murat Gulsoy: Biophotonics Laboratory, Institute of Biomedical Engineering Çengelköy, Boğaziçi University, Kandilli Kampüs, Istanbul, Turkey.
  • Idan Redenski: Biofilm Research Laboratory, Institute of Dental Sciences, Faculty of Dental Medicine + Department of Endodontics, School of Dental Medicine, Hebrew University – Hadassah, Jerusalem, Israel.
  • Adam Stabholtz: Department of Endodontics, School of Dental Medicine, Hebrew University – Hadassah, Jerusalem, Israel.
  • David Keinan: Department of Endodontics, Sheba Medical Center, Israel Defense Force Medical Corps, Ramat Gan, Israel.
  • Doron Steinberg: Biofilm Research Laboratory, Institute of Dental Sciences, Faculty of Dental Medicine, School of Dental Medicine, The Hebrew University–Hadassah, Jerusalem, Israel.

 

Abstract:

Purpose: Due to the limited effectiveness of irrigation to reduce the bacterial load inside root canals, the efficacy of activated irrigation techniques was evaluated.

Results: The positive control group had significantly more bacteria than all other groups. EDTA irrigation had low efficiency. US irrigation 1 mm from the working length was significantly more effective than controls. Laser treatment to the coronal third was the most efficient.

Conclusions: Laser activated irrigation caused the greatest bacterial reductions.

Published Article
Efficacy of ultrasonic and Er:YAG laser activated EDTA irrigation in removing bacteria from ex vivo root canal system