Antimicrobial and physicochemical characterization of endodontic sealers after exposure to chlorhexidine digluconate -

The primary aim of root canal treatment of teeth with apical periodontitis is to eliminate the microbial load from the root canal system and promote periapical healing. Meticulous mechanical debridement of the root canal system significantly reduces the bacterial load and is considered important in canal disinfection. However, complete elimination of all microorganisms is challenging, as viable bacteria potentially remain on the dentin walls and inside dentinal tubules, both in planktonic forms and biofilms. About 35% of the root canal area is left untouched when conventional rotary and hand instruments are used. Therefore, disinfection with irrigation solutions during root-canal treatment and thereafter obturation of the root canal are important factors to reduce the amount and growth of residual bacteria.

Disrupting the white matter -

“There are more animals living in the scum on the teeth in a man`s mouth, than there are men in a whole kingdom”.

Webinar presentation 24th May: Killing Biofilm – Mission Impossible -

The webinar presentation for NIOM’s webinar from May 24th is available. Watch the presentation and fill out the form with your question to receive an in-depth answer!

Killing biofilm – mission impossible? -

What are the strategies and methods you as a clinician can use to minimize or manage this problem of caries and other infectious diseases in the oral cavity? Attend this webinar and learn more about it!

Antibacterial Activity of Endodontic Sealers against Planktonic Bacteria and Bacteria in Biofilms. -

Antibacterial activity of 4 endodontic sealers against bacteria planktonic grown or in biofilms commonly detected from persistent and secondary endodontic infections.
Investigating the antibacterial activity of endodontic sealers and materials against bacteria in biofilms is highly important to evaluate the materials’ ability to eradicate bacteria from the infected root canal