Endodontic photoactivated disinfection using a conventional light source: an in vitro and ex vivo study

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Schlafer, Sebastian; Vaeth, Michael; Hørsted-Bindslev, Preben; Frandsen, Ellen V G;
  • Journal: volume 109, pages 634-41issn: 1079-2104
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  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1016/j.tripleo.2009.12.027
  • 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.
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