Root canal disinfection: Sodium hypochlorite or chlorhexidine?


This review comparing the antimicrobial efficacy of chlorhexidine (CHX) and sodium hypochlorite (NaOCl) in root canal disinfection included 8 small RCTs. While teh findings suggest that CHX and NaOCL have similar efficacy the certainty of teh availabel evidence is low.

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Antibacterial effects of cavity lining: limited evidence available


This review of cavity liners retrieved 14 trials (11 RCTs). The available evidence was limited but some liners seem more suitable to achieve sterile cavities or reduce bacterial numbers than others.

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No evidence to support or disprove the effectiveness of antibacterial agents in composite into fillings to prevent further caries


This is an update of a Cochrane review first published in 2009.  The aim of the review was to assess the effects of antibacterial agents incorporated into composite restorations for the prevention of dental caries. Searches were conducted in the Cochrane Oral Health Group’s Trials Register the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL) Medline, [read the full story…]