Endodontic photoactivated disinfection using a conventional light source: an in vitro and ex vivo studyArticle English RESTRICTED
Schlafer, Sebastian; Vaeth, Michael; Hørsted-Bindslev, Preben; Frandsen, Ellen V G; (2010)
- Journal: volume 109, pages 634-41issn: 1079-2104
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Subject: Bacteriological Techniques | Enterococcus faecalis | Tolonium Chloride | Escherichia coli | Photosensitizing Agents | Bacteria | Disinfection | Materials Testing | Streptococcus intermedius | Photochemical Processes | Time Factors | Colony Count, Microbial | Fusobacterium nucleatum | Dental Pulp Cavity | Phototherapy | Candida albicans | Humans
The antimicrobial effect of photoactivated disinfection (PAD) using toluidine blue and an LED lamp was tested on endodontic pathogens in planktonic suspension and after inoculation into extracted teeth. Irradiation time was limited to 30 seconds.