The purpose of this study was to investigate the antibacterial effects of a short-term topical application of ornidazole on anaerobic microorganisms. The antibacterial properties of such materials against organisms at infected primary root canals have not been well documented. Twenty infected primary molars in this study were treated using ornidazole (Biteral, Roche). The bacterial contents of the roots were collected with sterile paper points before the application. Freshly mixed ornidazole and sterile saline were placed into the root canals. After 1 week, the bacterial contents of the root canals were collected again. Microbiological analyses were made. Based on our results, it appears that the antibacterial activity of ornidazole caused significant changes in rates of microorganisms (94.53% reduction).
Ass. Prof. Dr. Betül Kargül
Faculty of Dentistry, Pediatric Dentistry, Marmara University
Büyükçiftlik Sok No. 6
Nişantaşi, Istanbul (Turkey)
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Chemotherapy (International Journal of Experimental and Clinical Chemotherapy)
Founded 1959 as ‘Chemotherapia’
Vol. 47, No. 3, Year 2001 (Cover Date: May-June 2001)
Journal Editor: H. Schönfeld, Grenzach-Wyhlen
ISSN: 0009–3157 (print), 1421–9794 (Online)
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Published online: 4/11/2001
Issue release date: May–June 2001
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