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Intracanal Medicaments

Intracanal Medicaments

Intracanal Medicaments

  • Effective germicide and fungicide
  • Nonirritating to periapical tissues
  • Remain stable in solution
  • Have a prolonged antimicrobial effect
  • Active in presence of blood, serum and protein derivatives of tissue
  • Low surface tension
  • Not interfere with repair of periapical tissues
  • Not stain tooth structure
  • Capable of inactivation in a culture medium
  • Not induce a cell-mediated immune response
  • Penicillin – effective against Gm+ve org
  • Bacitracin – effective against penicillin-
  •        resistant org
  • Streptomycin – effective against Gm-ve org
  • Caprylate – effective against fungi
  • PBSN – Nystatin instead of Caprylate
  • Disadv – interfere with subsequent culture
  •   procedure, allergic reaction to drugs

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