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Advanced Therapeutic Options to Disinfect Root Canals

  • Anil KishenEmail author
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Part of the Springer Series on Biofilms book series (BIOFILMS, volume 9)

Abstract

Bacterial biofilms in the root canals are challenging targets for conventional antimicrobial irrigants and medicaments. Advanced endodontic disinfection strategies are tested to enhance the antibiofilm effectiveness during root canal treatment. The primary goal of different advanced theraputic options is to eliminate intracanal biofilms from the anatomical complexities and uninstrumented portions of the root canal system, without producing deleterious effects on the host tissues. This chapter describes the challenges offered by bacterial biofilm as a therapeutic target and discusses the current antibiofilm options in root canal disinfection.

Keywords

Extracellular Polymeric Substance Root Canal Bioactive Glass Dentinal Tubule YSGG Laser 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of EndodonticsUniversity of TorontoTorontoCanada

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