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Laser Activation of Aquatine Endodontic Cleanser: A Novel Approach to Root Canal Disinfection

Sanjana Kodical, Prabhakar Attiguppe, Raju Orekondi Siddalingappa, Deepak Bekshavathi Mata

Keywords : Aquatine endodontic cleanser, Diode laser, Enterococcus faecalis

Citation Information : Kodical S, Attiguppe P, Siddalingappa RO, Mata DB. Laser Activation of Aquatine Endodontic Cleanser: A Novel Approach to Root Canal Disinfection. Int J Clin Pediatr Dent 2022; 15 (6):761-763.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10005-2471

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 14-02-2023

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2022; The Author(s).


Aim: To evaluate and compare the antimicrobial efficacy of 2.5% sodium hypochlorite (NaOCl) and Aquatine Endodontic Cleanser (EC) with and without laser-activated disinfection against Enterococcus faecalis in the root canals of primary teeth. Materials and methods: A total of 45 human primary teeth were selected and inoculated with E. faecalis and divided into three groups as per intervention. In group I, irrigation was done using 2.5% NaOCl, in group II using Aquatine EC solution, and in group III with Aquatine EC activated by 810 nm diode laser. Results: Intragroup comparisons showed a decrease in colony-forming units in all three groups. Intergroup comparisons showed a statistically significant difference between group I and group II (p = 0.024) and between group I and group III (p = 0.03). Conclusion: Aquatine EC showed maximum antimicrobial efficacy under laser activation. Clinical significance: Aquatine EC can be considered a suitable alternative to NaOCl in light of its known toxic effects.

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