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Efficacy of various intracanal medicaments against Enterococcus faecalis in primary teeth: An in vivo study

  • Özant Önçag1,*,
  • Dislah Gogulu1
  • Atac Uzel2

1,Ege University. Faculty of Dentistry Department of Pedodontics

2Ege University. Faculty of Science, Department of Biology

DOI: 10.17796/jcpd.30.3.r773j6l674lw0268 Vol.30,Issue 3,May 2006 pp.233-238

Published: 01 May 2006

*Corresponding Author(s): Özant Önçag E-mail:


The aim of this study was to evaluate the in vivo efficacy of three intracanal medicaments (Ca(OH)2, 1% chlorhexidine gel and 1% chlorhexidine gel with Ca(OH)2 against Enterococcus faecalis in necrotic primary teeth.

As a conclusion, chlorhexidine gel with or without Ca(OH)2 was more effective than Ca(OH)2 alone against Enterococcus faecalis.

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Özant Önçag,Dislah Gogulu,Atac Uzel. Efficacy of various intracanal medicaments against Enterococcus faecalis in primary teeth: An in vivo study. Journal of Clinical Pediatric Dentistry. 2006. 30(3);233-238.


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