The use of dequalinium acetate as a disinfectant and chemotherapeutic agent in endodontics

Arieh Y. Kaufman*

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Abstract

Dequalinium compounds are known as chemotherapeutic and bactericidal agents. They are used in various areas of medicine and oral medicine for combating cases of mixed infections. Until now, results of basic research studies have been published whose objective was to examine the suitability of dequalinium preparations as cleansing agents and intracanal dressings for endodontic use. This article presents for the first time a number of selected cases from a clinical research study in which widespread periapical lesions revealed before the start of treatment were treated with a preparation whose active ingredient was dequalinium acetate. The results of treatment and follow-up are given. These case reports show that healing of the periapical lesions occurs relatively quickly and is generally completed within a period of 9 months.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)434-441
Number of pages8
JournalOral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology and Oral Radiology
Volume51
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1981

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