What is the best method to enhance the root canal disinfection rate in primary teeth?
In this article, Dr. Chandrashekar Yavagal and his colleagues evaluate and compare the efficacy of photo-initiated photoacoustic streaming and conventional irrigation technique.
The result: Post intervention results showed no bacterial growth in the canals irrigated using. There was statistically significantly higher reduction in E. faecalis counts in Laser Activated irrigation (LAI) group compared to NaOCl.
The conclusion: Total elimination of E. faecalis counts was obtained by the use of laser activated NaOCl irrigation in the infected root canals, hence, it can be considered as an effective method for pediatric endodontic disinfection.
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