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N Am J Med Sci. 2014 Aug;6(8):351-8. doi: 10.4103/1947-2714.139277.

Overview on the current antibiotic containing agents used in endodontics.

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1
Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, Institute of Dental Sciences, Sehora, Jammu and Kashmir, India.
2
Department of Physiology, Government Medical College, Patiala, Punjab, India.

Abstract

Antibiotics are systemically and locally used extensively in endodontics. However, local antibiotic application mode is considered more effective than systemic administration. The local mode enables the dentist to target bacteria in every nook and corner of root canal system, which is otherwise beyond reach if targeted by instrumentation or conventional root canal treatment protocols. Therefore, they are an important adjunct to conventional treatment of root canal. The present study reviews the various antibiotic containing dental agents used in endodontics. A web-based research on MedLine was performed with terms Review Articles published in the last 10 year's dental journals in English for literature researching, extracting, and synthesizing data. Relevant articles were shortlisted. Important cross-reference articles were also reviewed.

KEYWORDS:

Antibiotics; Intracanal medicaments; Irrigants; Obturation; Regeneration

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