Noor A Khait

Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, College of Dentistry, University of Baghdad, Iraq


  • Research Article   
    Evaluation of the Antibacterial Efficacy of Electrolyzed Oxidizing Water as an Irrigant against Enterococcus faecalis (An In vitro Study)
    Author(s): Noor A Khait* and Muna Saleem Kalaf

    Background: Disinfection of the pulp space by extirpation of the infected pulp, microorganisms and their toxins all are essential basis for successful endodontic treatment. Objective: This study aimed to investigate the antibacterial effect of electrolyzed oxidizing water and sodium hypochlorite in lowering bacterial infectious disease of the root canal. Materials and Methods: 45 single rooted permanent human teeth were properly cleaned, shaped, and disinfected. All of the teeth samples were contaminated with Enterococcus faecalis for two weeks at 37°C. After that, the teeth were categorized into 3 groups. 15 for each of 3% sodium hypochlorite, 15 for electrolyzed oxidizing water, and 15 for normal saline as a control group. Pre-and post-irrigation samples were collected using paper points. After 24 hours, the bact.. Read More»

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