Journal article

Antibacterial efficacy of calcium hydroxide intracanal dressing: a systematic review and meta-analysis

C Sathorn, P Parashos, H Messer

INTERNATIONAL ENDODONTIC JOURNAL | WILEY | Published : 2007

Abstract

AIM: To determine to what extent does calcium hydroxide intracanal medication eliminate bacteria from human root canals, compared with the same canals before medication, as measured by the number of positive cultures, in patients undergoing root canal treatment for apical periodontitis (teeth with an infected root canal system). METHODOLOGY: CENTRAL, MEDLINE and EMBASE databases were searched. Reference lists from identified articles were scanned. A forward search was undertaken on the authors of the identified articles. Papers that had cited these articles were also identified through the Science Citation Index to identify potentially relevant subsequent primary research. REVIEW METHODS: Th..

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